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Iran Ranks 4th in Medal List of Asian Paralympics.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's team of athletes attending the first edition of Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China, ranked 4th among the countries grabbing the medals of the event.

The Iranian squad won a total of 80 medals to finish fourth behind China, Japan and South Korea in the Asian Para Games.The Iranian athletes bagged 27 golds, 24 silvers and 29 bronzes in the tournament.China topped the medal count table with a total of 391 medals, (185 golds), Japan stood second with 103 medals (32 golds), and South Korea finished third with 103 medals (27 golds).A total of 1,020 medals were awarded and 32 countries managed to get onto the podium at some point during the 8-day sports gala. Some 2,512 athletes from 41 Asian countries competed in 19 sports.Some 74 athletes from 13 countries broke 82 Asian records in the biggest Asian sport event for disabled athletes.More than 470,000 spectators attended the Asian Para Games.The Asian Para Games was held in Guangzhou from December 12 to 19, two weeks after the conclusion of the 16th Asian Games in the city.

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Date:Dec 20, 2010
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