Iranian female athletes win the country’s first medals in the Asian Games.
Iran’s Najmeh Khedmati and Narjes Andevari Emamgholinejad won the gold and silver medals in 10m Air Rifle competitions in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.
Eighteen-year-old Khedmati scored a total of 207.9 points, while Andevari Emamgholinejad scored 206.6 points.
“I feel very happy. I practiced hard to compete in these games,” Khedmati said.
Andevari, the runner up, said, “I did my last two shots not through my skills, but with much excitement because I felt deeply sensational to find us, two Iranians, in the final.”
China’s Zhang Binbin settled for bronze on 186.3 points.
The 17th Asian Games Incheon are underway in South Korea from September 19 to October 1, 2014. Iran’s squad consists of 282 athletes of which 224 are men and 58 are women.