Iran's national water polo team defeated China on Saturday in the third place game of the 13th Asian Games to rank third in the water polo competitions.

Iran had beaten South Korea and Singapore in the group competitions while it lost a game against Kazakhstan so as to advance to the quarterfinals as the second team of the group.

Iran, then, defeated Saudi Arabia in the quarterfinal game to advance to the semifinals where it was defeated by Japan and failed to advance to the final game.

The 18th Asian Games is being held in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.

The Iranian squad has won 19 gold medals, 19 bronze and 22 silver ones so far to rank sixth in the tournament.

 

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