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Iran female ping pong players shine in world championships

6 March 2016 19:40


Iranian female ping pong players have impressed the spectators in the final match of the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Malaysia, winning it and standing on top of the podium.

On Saturday, the Iranian women’s national table tennis team, comprised of Mahboubeh Omrani, Neda Shahsavari and Maryam Samet, put an end to its campaign at Division 3 of the international sporting event in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and sank Uzbekistan 3-1 in its final showdown.

Iranian sportswomen had earlier gained a precious 3-1 victory over Venezuela to advance to Division 2 of the games.

Omrani suffered a 2-3 loss from her Venezuelan opponent in the first contest on Friday, before Shahsavari prevailed over another representative from the South American country 3-1 in the next game.

Samet also defeated her rival 3-0 to put Iran 2-1 ahead. Shahsavari finally sealed Iran’s win in her second challenge and final game with a 3-2 victory.

The Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 28, and wrapped up on March 6, 2016.

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