Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023 14:45
Iranian para athletes secured their first ever second place at the Asian Para Games’ tally.
news| paralympic| Team Iran Finished Second in Medals Tally of Hangzhou Asian Para Games


Iran NPC, Tehran: Team Iran finished second place in the medals tally for the first time, after winning 44 golds, 46 silvers and 41 bronzes.

The Closing Ceremony for the 4th Asian Para Games took place on 28th October and showed the end of the seven days of exciting competitions and inspiring performances of I.R. Iran delegation.


Iran wrapped up the final day by winning silver medal in Blind Football.


Flag Bearers

Iranian Paralympic and World title holder Sareh Javanmardi, accompanied by Para Judoka Vahid Nouri, carried the national flag at the opening ceremony while, Para Table Tennis player Hasan Janfeshan -who achieved two bronze medals in individual and double events- was named the flag bearer for the delegation during the closing ceremony.


Unforgettable Moment

An unforgettable scene occurred on October 25th, Iran's shooter Sareh Javanmardi claimed second place in the Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final. Sareh carried her three-month-old on the podium and hung the medal around her neck.

With the support of the I.R. Iran National Paralympic Committee, she was able to come to Hangzhou with her family.

"It was my first race since the baby was born," she said, "I'm very happy to be here with my family and receive the medal with my son."


Gold medalist Faezeh Ahmadi of the Iran, silver medalist Sareh Javanmardi of Iran and bronze medalist Rubina Francis of India pose after the P2 Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final, Oct. 24, 2023. (Xinhua/WuZhizun) —Love: Shooter holds baby on podium


Team Iran were represented at the Fourth Asian Para Games by 210 athletes (128 men, 82 women) of 16 sports for Men and 11 sports for Women.

China finished atop the medal tally for the fourth consecutive edition with 214 golds, 167 silvers, 140 bronzes, and Japan sit third in the tally with 42-49-59.


Iranian Maliheh Safei

 Iran’s VI Chess Player Maliheh Safaei claimed four gold medals in chess in the 2022 Asian Para Games; She was the most gold medalists for Iran at the Fourth Asian Para Games in Hangzhou.


Iranian Maliheh Safaei

Golden Para Swimmer

Para Swimmer Sina Zeyghaminejad won three gold medals and one silver: the most for Iran at the Swimming events of the Fourth Asian Para Games in Hangzhou.

Team Iran's Debutants

A total of four Para Powerlifters made their debut in women’s event of an Asian Para Games and achieved three bronze medals for the first time.

Iran’s Para Taekwondoins won the title for the first time and Iranian Para Canoeists also achieved their first ever five medals at the Asian Para Games.

Para-taekwondo and Para-canoe had been included at Hangzhou APG for the first time- Iran’s representatives performed at the events as the debutants.

National Teams in Medal Tally


Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team

Men’s Doubles Recurve

Mixed Team Recurve

Women's Chess Team Standard VI-B1

Women's Chess Team Rapid VI-B1


Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team

Men’s Blind Football stood the second place.

Men's Team Standard VI-B2/B3

Men's Team Rapid VI-B1

Men's Team Rapid PI

Women's Team Standard VI-B2/B3

Women's Doubles Recurve


Men’s Goalball achieved a bronze medal.

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball stood third.

Women's Doubles Compound

Mixed Team Compound

Men's Chess Team Standard VI-B1


A total of 3020 athletes compete in 502 medal events and 33 out of 44 NPCs that participated in the six-day competition were on the medals table and many records had been broken during the Games, including 279 Asian Games records, 71 Asian records and 20 World Records.

Yemen (bronze), Nepal (bronze), and Kyrgyzstan (one gold, two silver and one bronze) won their first ever Asian Para Games medals.

After lowering the APC flag and playing the APC anthem, Hangzhou mayor Yao Gaoyuan handed over the flag to Rashed, who entrusted it to Hideaki Ohmura, governor of Aichi prefecture and Hideo Nakata, deputy mayor of Nagoya, the host city of the 2026 Asian Para Games.


Source: Iran NPC
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