Oct 29, 2019, 7:13 PM
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Iranian Rowers Finish 3rd at Asian Games in South Korea

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA-  Iran’s national team of rowers collected 7 medals in the 2019 Asian Rowing Championships in South Korea to finish in the third place in the tournament.

Iranian national team ranked third with two gold and five bronze medals in the 2019 Asian Rowing Championships in South Korea.

On the last day of competitions in the 2019 Asian Rowing Championships in South Korea, Iranian athletes collected 3 more bronze medals for Iran.

Aghel Habibian won a bronze medal in men’s lightweight single sculls.

The other bronze medals were obtained by Siavash Saeidi, Milad Allahverdian, Amir Hossein Mahmoudpour and Bahman Nassiri in men’s Quadruple sculls.

In women’s lightweight quadruple sculls, Shakiba Voqoufi, Zeinab Norouzi, Kimia Zareyee, and Maryam Omidi Parsa received a bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Iranian representative ranked third and won the bronze medal at the Para-rowing section of the event.

Two gold medals were earned by Bahman Nassiri who snatched the gold in men’s single sculls and Nazanin Malaei in women’s lightweight single sculls on the previous days of competitions, while Hanieh Khosrand and Nazanin Rahmani in women’s double sculls and Zeinab Norouzi and Kimia Zareei in women’s lightweight double sculls bagged two bronze medals for Iran.

Iran stood third in the medals table (2 golds, 5 bronzes) while China (8 golds) and Uzbekistan (3 golds, 3 silver) ranked first and second.

The 19th edition of Asian Rowing Championships kicked off in Chungju of South Korea on October 23 and came to an end on Sunday.

Rowing, sometimes referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins date back to Ancient Egyptian times. It involves propelling a boat on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat.

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