Wed Jun 28, 2017 07:52AM
Iranian cyclist Mohammad Javad Hafzi poses for a photograph during the 21st edition of World Transplant Games kicked in Malaga, Spain, on June 27, 2017.
Iranian cyclist Mohammad Javad Hafzi poses for a photograph during the 21st edition of World Transplant Games kicked in Malaga, Spain, on June 27, 2017.

Iranian sportsmen and women continue to bring honor to their country at the ongoing 21st edition of World Transplant Games in Spain, and have so far scooped fourteen medals at the multinational and multi-sport event.

On Tuesday, Iranian female squash player Marziyeh Yarkhalaji demonstrated awe-inspiring performances in the southern Spanish port city of Málaga, and managed to overcome her opponents in the march to the final showdown, where she emerged victorious and won the women's 30-39 title.

Amin Sanei lost his final squash match against a contestant from England, and picked up the silver in the men’s 30-39 age group.

Shiva Sarhadi, another Iranian female squash player, earned the silver medal in the 20-29 age bracket.

Furthermore, Iran’s darts player Mostafa Armazd overcame his Irish rival in the final contest of men’s 18-29 age range, and snatched the gold medal.

Morteza Afzali was awarded gold in the men’s 30-39 age category.

Additionally, Mohammad Javad Hafzi took part in the men’s 5-kilometer time trial event, and clocked 6.16 minutes to stand on the silver podium in the 18-29 age bracket.

A cyclist from the host nation landed in the first spot and collected the gold medal.

Iran pétanque pair of Masoumeh Rezaei and Fatemeh Ramezanizadeh finished first in the women’s 18-29 age group and struck the gold medal. Iranian pétanque players Elham Mohammadi Taghdir and Bahareh Beigi received silver in this section.

Iranian bowler Kolsoum Ebrahimi (R) poses for a photograph during the 21st edition of World Transplant Games kicked in Malaga, Spain, on June 27, 2017.

In the women’s 30-39 age group of bowling competitions, Kolsoum Ebrahimi settled for the bronze medal.

Farshad Zandi vied against competitors from Canada, Cyprus, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Spain, Thailand and the United States in the men’s contests, and could earn the bronze.

The achievements came a day after Iranian pétanque player Alireza Rouhparvarzadeh picked a bronze medal.

Iran women’s paddle tennis team, comprised of Shiva Sarhadi and Marziyeh Yarkhalaji, also lost its last match to the Australian squad on Monday and received the silver medal.

Members of Iran women’s paddle tennis team poses for a photograph during the 21st edition of World Transplant Games kicked in Malaga, Spain, on June 26, 2017.

Elham Roshancheragh struck Iran’s first medal in World Transplant Games on Monday, when she competed in the women’s cross country running event, and clocked 20 minutes to earn the bronze medal in the 30-39 age bracket.

The 21st edition of World Transplant Games kicked in Malaga, Spain, on June 25 and will wrap up on July 2, 2017.

Iranian sportswomen are competing in athletics, road running, table tennis, badminton, darts, pétanque, bowling, squash and paddle tennis.

Male Iranian athletes are assessing their chances in swimming, cycling, athletics, road running, table tennis, badminton, darts, pétanque, bowling and squash.