Oct 8, 2018, 2:44 PM
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Iranian shooter champion of air rifle at Asian Para 2018

Jakarta, Oct 8, IRNA – A female Iranian shooter won the gold medal in air rifle at Asian Para Games 2018 and became the champion of the competition.

Roqayyeh Shojaei, the sole Iranian representative for air rifle R2, succeeded to win the championship title with a score of 247.

Two Chinese sportwomen gained the silver and bronze of the class.

This is the fourth gold medal that Iran's team has grabbed at the games so far.

Another female shooter won the third medal for the team. Defeating all rivals from Japan, South Korea, China, India and Uzbekistan, Sareh Javanmardi came first in the shooting Para sport events on the second day of the competition.

The 3rd Asian Para Games opened in Jakarta on October 6 with a spectacular 'We Are One' opening ceremony performance.

Some 3,000 athletes from 43 countries and regions in Asia are competing in the games on October 6-13. The competitions feature 18 sports, including track and field, swimming, badminton, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair volleyball, and chess.

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