Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:23AM
Iranian Paralympian athlete Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi (file photo)
Iranian Paralympian athlete Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi (file photo)

Iranian Paralympian athlete Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi has exceeded expectations at the ongoing 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in England, and been awarded a silver medal at the multinational and multi-sport event.

In the women’s javelin throw F56 discipline, the 31-year-old Iranian pitcher claimed the silver medal with her best attempt of 20.66 meters at Olympic Stadium in London on Monday evening.

Latvian contestant Diana Dadzite won the gold medal with a throw of 27.07 meters, and Martina Willing from Germany earned the bronze with 20.57 meters.

The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships started 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.