Iranian Paralympian swimmers have picked up eighteen medals, among them five gold, at the Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften (IDM) 2016 in Germany.
On Friday June 11, on the second day of the competitions at the Schwimm-und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark (SSE) indoor swimming pool in Berlin, Ali Amini and Mehdi Akbarnejad collected a gold medal each in the men’s 150-metre individual medley and men’s 100-metre freestyle heats.
Iran’s Mohammad Mohammadi also received a silver medal in men’s 50-metre backstroke.
Additionally, Amini, Akbarnejad and Mohammad Reza Rahbari settled for bronze in men’s 100-metre freestyle, men’s 50-metre backstroke and men’s 150-metre individual medley contests respectively.
The achievements came only a day after Iranian Paralympians Amini, Akbarnejad and Mohammadi participated in the men’s 100-metre butterfly and men’s 100-metre breaststroke competitions, and clinched the gold medal each.
Amini, Akbarnejad, Rahbari and Gholamhossein Sahebkar also received a silver medal in the men’s 200-metre freestyle, men’s 100-metre butterfly and men’s 100-metre breaststroke contests.
Akbarnejad, Rahbari, Sahebkar, Morteza Parsapour and Shouresh Delpasand finished third in men’s 100-metre breaststroke, men’s 200-metre freestyle and men’s 100-metre butterfly heats, and took a bronze medal each.
The Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften (IDM) 2016 started in Germany on June 9, and will run through June 12.
Dozens of Paralympian swimmers from various countries, including Australia, Britain, Germany, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy and the United States, are participating in the tournament.