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Iran’s Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi wins women’s F55/56 javelin at 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships

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Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi of Iran. Image credit: IPC Athletics

Earlier today in Dubai, Iran’s F56 Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi captured gold in the women’s F55/56 javelin at 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships with a best throw of 17.24 meters.  India’s F55 Karam Jyoti came in second with a best throw of 11.23 meters on her third attempt. Indonesia’s F56 Famini came in third and last with a best throw of 12.66 meters.

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The 29-year-old Motaghian Moavi owns the Asian record in this event, with a distance of 17.37 meters thrown at last year’s IPC Athletics World Championships.  She also holds an Asian record in the women’s F56 discus with a distance of 19.53 at the same event.  The discus is the only remaining event on her program in Dubai.  She has set a 2016 Paralympic A-Qualifying distance, which she earned when she set the Asian record.

Famini narrowly met the 2016 B-Qualifying Standard of 12 meters.  The women’s F55 javelin has the same qualifying distance as the F56 class, and Karam Jyoti fell half a meter short of setting that mark. Three of her six attempts were in the 11 meter range, one was in the 10 meter range, one was in the 9 meter range and one did not count.  Both women still have the discus and shot put on their program for the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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