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Iran’s Motaghian snatches silver at 2024 World Para Athletics

Tehran Times , 21 May 2024 - 19:00

Reporter : Editorial of The Iran Project

Hashemiyeh Motaghian of Iran won a silver medal at the 2024 World Para Athletics Championships on Tuesday.

According to The Iran Project, she finished in second place at the Women's Javelin Throw F56 Final with a throw of 22.74 meters.

Brazilian thrower Raíssa Rocha Machado claimed the gold medal with 24.22 meters and the bronze medal went to Chinese athlete Sitong Lin with 22.68 meters.

The 2024 World Para Athletics Championships are organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee.

It’s the 11th edition of the event and are being held in the Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium in Kobe, Japan, from May 17 to 25.

The event was initially scheduled for September 2021 but it was rescheduled to avoid clashing with the 2020 Summer Paralympics which were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Held in East Asia for the first time and a crucial qualifier for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships attracted over 1,000 athletes from 100 countries and regions to compete in 168 events.

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