4TH ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY GAMES


300 Iranian athletes to compete in 16 sports at Baku Islamic Solidarity Games

Tehran, April 20, AZERTAC

A team of 30 Iranian athletes will contest medals in 16 sports at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Baku next month, said Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shahrokh Shahnazi.

Athletes from Islamic countries will be representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 23 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3x3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues in Baku.

Baku was awarded the Games at the General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) in Jeddah in July 2013.

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