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Iranian athletes bag 5 more medals in CSIT World Sports Games

Iranian sportsmen and women have received five more medals, including two gold ones, at the ongoing fifth edition of Confédération Sportive Internationale Travailliste et Amateur (CSIT) World Sports Games in Latvia to raise their country’s medal count in the multinational and multi-sport event.

On Friday, Morteza Nazemi took part in the men’s discus throw competitions in the Latvian capital city of Riga, and received the gold medal.

He dedicated his precious medal to the families of the victims of an explosion at a coal mine in the northeastern Iranian province of Golestan last month. At least 35 workers lost their lives in the mishap, while 73 others sustained injuries.

In the men’s 4x100m relay division, the Iranian outfit, comprised of Rouhollah Mohammadi, Reza Malekpour, Omid Najafpour and Hadi Khoubyari, scooped the gold.

Ahmad Foroud was also the second fastest runner in the men’s 5000m category of the CSIT World Sports Games, and claimed the silver medal.

Furthermore, Iran’s female triple jumper Aylin Babaki settled for the bronze.

She added a silver medal to the Islamic Republic’s medal tally by registering 1.66 meters in the final contest of women’s high jump.

The fifth edition of the CSIT World Sports Games kicked off in Riga, Latvia, on June 13 and will run through June 18, 2017.

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