Iran’s Shot-Putter Rajabi Wins Silver at Asiad

Rajabi, an Iranian female athlete
Rajabi, an Iranian female athlete

Leila Rajabi, an Iranian female athlete, wins a silver medal in the shot put final in the 2014 Asian Games.

Iran’s Leila Rajabi claimed a silver medal in the women’s shot-put final in the 2014 Asian Games on Saturday.

The Iranian athlete won the silver medal with a throw of 17.80 meters at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.

“I am so happy because of winning the silver medal. My rival (Gong Lijiao) who won the gold medal is a world champion,” Rajabi said.

China’s Gong Lijiao snatched the gold medal with19.06 meters and her compatriot Tianqian Guo seized the bronze medal with 17.52 meters.

Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Games, the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.

Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.

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