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