Oct 23, 2018, 12:22 PM
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Iran U23 kayakers bag 2 Asian paracanoe golds

Tehran, Oct 23, IRNA – Iranian kayakers won another two gold medalss on Tuesday in 2018 U-23 Asian championships underway in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Elnaz Shafieian won the 200m 1x kayak gold medal, and Pourya Sharifi and Alireza Jahannama snatched the 200m 2x kayak gold medal.

Earlier today, Arezou Hakimi grabbed 200m kayak gold and Fatemeh Karamjani snatched silver in the same class.

Also another Iranian representative Pourya Sharifi bagged 200m 1x kayak’s bronze.

Iranian kayakers and canoers won six golds and 2 silvers in different categories in the first day of the tournament.

Paracanoe is canoeing for athletes with a range of physical disabilities. The Paralympics version of the sport is governed by the International Canoe Federation, and a va'a-specific variant is governed by the International Va'a Federation.

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