Javanmardi Wins Iran’s First Gold Medal at Rio Paralympic

Sareh Javanmardi claimed a gold medal at the women’s 10m air pistol SH1 event at the Paralympic Games on Friday.

Javanmardi made history by becoming Iran’s first ever female gold medallist in shooting para-sport event.

The current world record holder finished the competition with a score of 193.4 points which was a Paralympic final record.

Javanmardi claimed her second Paralympics medal after her only previous appearance, at London 2012, saw her finish with a bronze.

The silver medal in final was won by Olga Kovalchuk of Ukraine with a score of 191.2 points.

Turkey’s Aysegul Pehlivanlar finished in third and took the bronze medal as she finished some way off of the top two on 172.3 points.

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