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Iran chess players win 3 gold medals at Asian Championship for Disabled 23 Sep 2017

Iran chess players win 3 gold medals at Asian Championship for Disabled

Iranian visually-challenged and –impaired chess players have demonstrated impressive talents at the first edition of Asian Championship for Disabled, and managed to collect three gold medals at the continental sporting event. Seddigheh Sargazi participated in the tournament C contests for adults, and lifted the trophy following seven compelling rounds, the Chess Federation of the Islamic […]

Iranian Athletes Win Four Gold Medals at AIMAG 19 Sep 2017

Iranian Athletes Win Four Gold Medals at AIMAG

TEHRAN  – Iranian sportsmen claimed four gold medals at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat on Monday. Taekwondo fighters Mahdi Eshaghi in the Men’s -54kg and Mahdi Jalali in the Men’s -74kg claimed two gold medals. Fatemeh Madahi won the bronze medal in the Women’s -46kg. Ju-jitsu fighter Masoud Jalilvand won […]

Iran Women’s Compound Team Claims Gold at World Archery Para Championships 17 Sep 2017

Iran Women’s Compound Team Claims Gold at World Archery Para Championships

TEHRAN – On the last day of the 2017 World Archery Para Championships in Beijing, China, Iran contested all three team gold medal finals. The women’s compound open match between Iran and China, the first and second seeds, was spectacular. China opened with a 59 to take a four point lead. But Iran then found […]

Iranian Powerlifter Majid Farzin Dreams of Winning Gold at Tokyo 2020 16 Sep 2017

Iranian Powerlifter Majid Farzin Dreams of Winning Gold at Tokyo 2020

TEHRAN – Iranian powerlifter Majid Farzin says his main goal is to win the gold medal at Tokyo 2020. Farzin exceeded all expectations at last year’s Paralympic Games in Rio, when he set a new World and Paralympic record in the up to 80kg category with a lift of 240 kg. “Currently, my main goal […]

“The Hair” to compete in Heart of Gold festival 11 Sep 2017

“The Hair” to compete in Heart of Gold festival

TEHRAN – Iranian director Babak Habibifar’s movie “The Hair” will go on screen at the 10th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, which will be held in Gympie, Australia from October 5 to 8. The film is about a young woman, who is trying to earn some money in a short time. Habibifar’s other […]

Iran’s Siamand Rahman Still Hungry for Further Glory 02 Sep 2017

Iran’s Siamand Rahman Still Hungry for Further Glory

TEHRAN – World’s strongest Paralympian Siamand Rahman is ready for another showdown in the world stage. The World Championships will kick off in Mexico City less than a month. The world’s strongest Paralympian made history at Rio 2016 by breaking the 300kg barrier after lifting unprecedented 310kg in the men’s over 107kg. With two Paralympic […]