Iran takes gold at Paralympics

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Iran takes gold at Paralympics

Iran wins medals at the Paralympic Games. Amir Khosravanic gold won on Monday in the men’s long jump at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Khosravani jumped 7.21 meters (23.66 feet) in the event, which consists of athletes running and then jumping forward into a sandbox, according to the semi-official Tasnim News Agency.

The Paralympic Games take place next to the Olympics and are for athletes with disabilities. From Sunday, Iran Led States in the Middle East with 11 medals, followed by Israel with seven and Jordan with four. Overall, Iran was in 12th place in the number of medals. China topped the list with 119 medals.

Iranian athletes have won in several categories. Mohammad Reza Kheirollahzadeh won a gold medal in the +100 kilogram men’s judo competition on Sunday. Iranian athletes have also won medals in weightlifting.

The world famous Iranian archer Zahra Nematic is also looking for her third gold in the women’s individual recurve event, having won the 2012 and 2016 competitions. Recurve is a type of bow used to shoot a target. Nemati will shoot on Thursday.

The Paralympic Games will end on September 5.

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