(Persia Digest) – The Iranian caravan at the Asian Games in Indonesia succeeded in taking five medals of all colors with its wrestlers and poomsae athletes shining at the games.

The first day of the 2018 games has wrapped up in Jakarta with the Iranian caravan taking 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.

Hassan Yazdani and Alireza Karimi took gold in free wrestling in the 85kg and 97kg weight categories respectively.


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Marjan Salahshouri took gold in poomsae together with Kourosh Bakhtiar.

Reza Atari was the bronze medal winner in free wrestling in the 57kg category.

At the end of the first day, China topped the list with 16 medals, followed by Japan and South Korea with 14 and 11 medals respectively to rank 2nd and 3rd. Iran stands in 4th place.

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