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Afghanistan Wins Its 9th Bronze Medal At Asian Games

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Noor Ahmad Ahmadi, Afghan freestyle wrestler, won a bronze medal in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat late Monday.
Ahmadi, 25, beat his Tajik rival 10-0 in the first round of the freestyle 97kg category but lost to his Iranian rival 5-0 in the second round.
Ahmadi also faced off against his Chinese rival and beat him 5-0. In the finals he beat Turkmenistan’s Melejayew Yusup 5-0 to win bronze.
Afghanistan has so far won one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals and is placed 24th on the medal list – out of 65 countries.
177 Afghan athletes are participating in 17 sports at the games.
In total, 65 counties are taking part – with Turkmenistan top of the medal list with 211 medals, including 79 gold.

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