Iran beats Spain in Deaflympics

Posted by Ralph | 9:29 AM

"TAIPEI, Sept. 8 (MNA) -- Iran defeated Spain in the 21st Summer Deaflympics Taipei 2009 on Tuesday.

In the match held at the Yingfeng Stadium, Iran beat Spain 3-0. Iman Mohebi scored twice as Mazaher Shirzad opened the goal once.

Before this Iran was beaten by Germany 2-1 and held to a goalless draw by Nigeria.

The Iranian outfit is scheduled to play Ukraine on September 10.

The Deaflympics is one of five international events recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) (along with the Olympics, the Paralympics, the Special Olympics and the Youth Olympic Games, which will be held for the first time in 2010). Its events are similar to those of the Olympic Games and are governed by the same rules.

The 21st Summer Deaflympics in Taipei has brought together about 4,000 athletes from 81 countries around the world.

The games will feature 20 sports: athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, football, handball, orienteering, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, water polo, freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, karate, judo and taekwondo"


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