Iran’s Javad Hardani claimed a bronze medal at the men’s javelin T38 of the Paralympic Games on Thursday.
The Iranian athlete finished in third place with a throw of 48.46m.
South Africa’s Reinhardt Hamman led from the opening round of the event, sealing gold with his final throw of 50.96m – a new African record - to finish more than one meter clear of the field.
Colombia’s Luis Lucumi Villegas won the silver medal with 49.19m.
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.