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Publish Date: 13:53 - 20 May 2017
TEHRAN, May 20, YJC - Iranian sportsmen and women have picked up more honor at the ongoing 4th edition of Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan, and collected another seven medals, including four precious gold ones, in the multinational and multi-sport event.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - On Friday, the Iranian pair of Shahnam Nazarpour and Mojtaba Valipour got a gold medal at the end of men’s synchronized 3m springboard heats at the Baku Aquatics Center in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku.

Tri Priambodo and Aldiansyah Rafi from Indonesia finished runner-up and clinched a silver medal. 

Azerbaijani divers Artem Danilov and Dmitriy Sorokin landed in the third spot and pocketed a bronze medal.

Iranian freestyle wrestler Meisam Nasiri outmuscled Magomed Muslimov, a contestant from Azerbaijan, 5-3 in the final bout of the 65-kilogram weight division, and snatched the yellow metal.

Additionally, Amir Mohammadi lost to his Azerbaijani rival Nurmagomed Gadzhiyev 2-11 in the last encounter of the men’s freestyle 97-kilogram weight category, and picked up the silver medal.

In the men's 4x100m relay (T11/T12/T13) division, the Iranian outfit, comprised of Arash Khosravi, Vahid Alinajimi, Hossein Saeidi and Amir Khosravani set the time of 45.24 seconds to scoop the gold.

The Turkish team was awarded the silver medal with 46.41 seconds. The Azerbaijani squad did not feature, and was not ranked as a result.

Iranian high jumper Keyvan Ghanbarzadeh added a bronze medal to the Islamic Republic’s medal tally by registering 2.24 meters in the final contest.

Majdeddin Ghazal from Syria pocketed the gold medal of the heat with 2.28 meters. Qatari competitor Mahamat Allamine Hamdi received the silver with 2.26 meters.

Iranian athlete Noshad Alamyan Deronkolaei also beat his brother, Nima, in four games (13-11, 7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10, 14-16 and 11-9) to claim the gold medal for men's singles.

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 12 under the motto "Solidarity is Our Strength.” The tournament will wrap up on May 22, 2017.

Athletes from 54 Muslim countries around the world are representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports, which include 23 disciplines (athletics and para-athletics, aquatics – diving, aquatics – swimming, aquatics – water polo, basketball 3×3, football, gymnastics – artistic, gymnastics – rhythmic, wushu, table tennis, handball, judo and blind judo, wrestling – Greco, wrestling – freestyle, shooting, tennis, volleyball, boxing, zurkhaneh, karate, taekwondo and weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues.

Azerbaijan is on the top of the medal count table with 124 medals (63 gold, 35 silvers and 26 bronzes).

Turkey has claimed the second spot with 162 medals (61 gold, 56 silvers, 45 bronzes), while the Islamic Republic of Iran is on the third with a total of 74 medals (20 gold, 24 silvers and 30 bronzes).

Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Algeria, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco and Kyrgyzstan have earned the 4th to 10th places respectively.

Source: Press TV
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