Iranian women shooters win gold and silver at Islamic Solidarity Games

May 13, 2017

Shooters Narjes Emamgholi and Elaheh Ahmadi won Iran’s first medals at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games on Saturday.

In the 10-metre air rifle, Emamgholi thoroughly dominated the final, winning the gold medal with 249.6 points.

Her fellow Ahmadi grabbed the silver with 246.1 points.

Sakina Mamedova of Uzbekistan took the bronze medal with 223.9 points.

Iran’s Najmeh Khedmati finished just off the podium with 201.7 points.

Athletes from 54 Islamic countries around the world are representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 23 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3×3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues in Baku.


The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games started on May 12 and will finish on May 22 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan under the motto “Solidarity is our strength.”

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