Muslim countries compete for medals as Muslims of Palestine fight for life

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  • Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 12:33:15 +0100

**** Iran-Bahrain Badminton 

Badminton players of Iran depart for Bahrain 

Tehran, April 14, IRNA -- Iran's national badminton team left here for
the Bahraini capital city of Manama Sunday to take part in an
international tournament. 

Asian and European teams are to compete in the week-long "satellite"
tennis tourney in Bahrain. 


**** Iranian athletes leave Kuwait 

Kuwait, April 14, IRNA -- Sportsmen representing Iran in the 2nd West
Asian Games left here for the country Saturday night. 

Iran ranked third among 12 participating countries at the Asian event,
winning 36 medals. 

Reza Ameri, Iranian attache in Kuwait, and other officials of the host
country saw off 226 athletes and accompanying officials of Iran. 

Clashing in 10 sporting fields of soccer, basketball, handball, squash,
track-and-field, fencing, swimming, diving, gymnastics and karate, Iran
took 9 golds, 11 silvers and 16 bronzes totally. 

Iran was not successful in handball, basketball and squash but it bagged
most of its gold, silver and bronze medals in karate, fencing 
and gymnastics. 

Having four silvers and 8 bronzes less than Iran, the Saudi Arabian team
due to two more golds ranked runner-up. 

Kuwait snatched 31 golds, 22 silvers and 19 bronzes in the 2nd West
Asian Games. 

Source:  IRNA

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