Sep 1, 2019, 11:37 AM
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Iran wheelchair basketball team ranks 1st in World Contest

Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA – Iranian national wheelchair basketball team defeated Australia and stood at the first place in Mitsubishi Electric World Challenge Cup 2019 held in Japan.

Iranian players had earlier hit Australian rival in the preliminary stage.

Iran, Japan, Australia and South Korea attended the event.

Iran, Japan and South Korea are regarded as three Asian powers in wheelchair basketball field.

The competitions will be as a preparatory step for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 2019 Asia Oceania Championships will take place in Pattaya, Thailand on  November 27 – December 8.

The 2020 Summer Olympics is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on July 22.

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