Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:40AM
Iranian Paralympian athlete Hamed Amiri (file photo)
Iranian Paralympian athlete Hamed Amiri (file photo)

Iranian sportsmen have picked up more honor at the ongoing 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in England, and collected five more medals in the multinational and multi-sport event, and raised the Islamic Republic’s medal tally to twelve.

On Thursday evening, Iran’s Paralympian athlete Hamed Amiri competed in the men's shot put F55 category contests at Olympic Stadium in London, and recorded a throw of 11.17 meters to get the bronze medal.

Bulgaria’s 26-year-old Ruzhdi Ruzhdi featured an inspiring display of athletic skills and might, and threw the shot 12.47 meters to snatch gold. Lech Stoltman from Poland came second with a throw of 11.37 meters.

In the men's javelin throw F12/F13 division, Iranian pitcher Sajad Nikparast earned the silver medal with his best effort of 61.88 meters on Wednesday evening.

Aleksandr Svechnikov, a representative from Uzbekistan, won the gold medal with a throw of 71.01 meters. Spaniard Hector Cabrera Llacer struck the bronze with 61.53 meters.

On Tuesday evening, Iranians made a clean sweep of all the available medals in the men's javelin throw F57 final.

Amanollah Papi snatched the snatch gold with 44.87 meters, and Mohammad Khalvandi recorded 42.18 meters to pocket the silver. Abdollah Heidari Til got the bronze medal, having thrown the javelin 41.83 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.