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Rio Paralympics 2016: Saman Pakbaz claims Iran’s first medal

Saman Pakbaz won Iran’s first medal at the Rio Paralympics by taking silver in the Men's Shot Put - F12 on Thursday.
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Saman Pakbaz won Iran’s first medal at the Rio Paralympics by taking silver in the Men's Shot Put - F12 on Thursday.

The Iranian shot putter finished in second place by throwing 15.98 meters.

Kim Lopez Gonzalez won the gold medal with a throw of 16.44 meters.

Bronze medal went to Ukraine’s Ukraine Roman Danyliuk in the event with 15.94 meters.

Another Iranian athlete Younes Seifipour finished in fifth place in the Men's Shot Put - F32.

Iran has participated at the 2016 Summer Paralympics with 111 athletes in 12 sports.


 


The Iranian delegation finished in 11th place in the previous edition, winning 10 gold medals, seven silvers and seven bronze medals.

Sep 9, 2016 14:29
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