Iran’s Majidi seizes bronze at World Para Athletics Championships

Iran’s Paralympic discus thrower Mohsen Majidi Jamalabadi has claimed a bronze medal at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in England, lifting the Islamic Republic’s medal tally at the prestigious track and field meet to two.

On Saturday, the Iranian sportsman participated in the men’s discus throw F37 category competitions at Olympic Stadium in London, and registered a throw of 52.75 meters in his final attempt to earn the bronze.

Uzbek discus thrower stood atop the podium with a winning throw of 54.73 meters.

Australia’s Guy Henly claimed the silver medal with a throw of 53.59 meters.

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.

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