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Speed-climber Alipour wins Iran’s sixth gold medal in Asian Games in China

Speed climber Reza Alipour wins Iran’s sixth gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China on October 3, 2023.

Speed-climbing wizard Reza Alipour has secured a sixth gold medal for Iran in the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Alipour, 29, topped the ranking of sport climbing competition after he beat Jinbao Long of China on Tuesday.

He finished the men’s speed section of the competitions with a time of 5.302 minutes.

Alipour is a one-time world gold medalist in speed climbing and had won the gold medal in 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia.

His gold medal on Tuesday brought Iran’s tally of medals in the Asian Games to 36, leaving the country in the 11th place of the Games’ medal count table.

It came a day after discus thrower Hossein Rasouli won a gold medal for Iran in the athletics competitions.

Sports authorities hope Iran would end the Asian Games with more gold medals in wrestling, karate and weight lifting before the Games wrap up on October 8.  

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