Iran men's, women's sitting volleyball teams finish 1st, 2nd in Asia Para 2018

Jakarta, Oct 11, IRNA – Iran's men's sitting volleyball team received the gold and women's team received the silver medal of the Asian Para Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.

Iran's men's team defeated China 3-0 in the final match and came first, but Iran's women team lost the match to China 0-3 and finished runner up.

The third Asian Para Games, hosted by Jakarta, are being held from October 8-16, with 2,880 athletes from 41 countries, competing against each other in 13 disciplines.

Overall 685 medals will be awarded, out of which 300 medals will be given to female athletes, 343 to male athletes and 41 symbol pendants and necklaces will be awarded in the mixed and team sports.

A total of 209 Iranian Para-athletes have taken part in the games. Iran stands third so far. China and South Korea are first and second in ranking.

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