Mon Jul 17, 2017 09:10AM
Iranian Paralympian athlete Mohsen Kaedi (file photo)
Iranian Paralympian athlete Mohsen Kaedi (file photo)

Iranian sportsmen have continued to put in great performances at the ongoing 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in England, and earned four more medals to lift the Islamic Republic’s medal tally to 6 at the multinational event.

On Sunday evening, Iran’s Mohsen Kaedi vied for the top honor in the men’s shot put F34 category at Olympic Stadium in London, and managed to pocket the silver medal with a throw of 10.93 meters.

Qatari competitor Abdulrahman Abdulqadir Abdulrahman threw 11.38 meters to receive the gold.

Colombia’s Mauricio Valencia snatched bronze in this category, registering 10 meters and 89 centimeters.

Separately, Iran’s 34-year-old Ali Mohammadyari claimed the silver medal in the men's discus throw F56 class, with his personal best throw of 43.53 meters.

Iranian Paralympian athlete Ali Mohammadyari (file photo)

Cuban Leonardo Diaz clinched the gold medal with 45.47 meters, while Ibrahim Ibrahim from Egypt threw the discus 37.75 meters to settle for bronze. 

Furthermore, Chinese Paralympian athlete Fu Xinhan registered 15 meters and 30 centimeters in the men's shot put F35 final, and collected the gold medal.

Iranian shot putter Mehran Nikoeemajd stood on the silver podium with a throw of 15.15 meters.

Seyyed Aliasghar Javanmardi, another representative from the Islamic Republic of Iran. threw 15.13 meters and scooped the bronze medal.

Iran’s Paralympic discus thrower Mohsen Majidi Jamalabadi recorded a throw of 52.75 meters in his final attempt at the men’s discus throw F37 category competitions on Saturday, and earned a bronze medal.

On first day of the tournament, Iran’s Javad Hardani snatched a silver medal in the F38 shot put section after throwing 52.75 meters.

The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships started in in London on July 14, and will conclude on July 23.

It is the 8th edition of the event, which was formerly known as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championship prior to 2017, and features 213 medal events.