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28 March 2023, 11:01

2023 Asian Water Polo Championship: Iran win first ever silver


TEHRAN, 28 March (BelTA - IRNA). - Iranian men won silver in the final round of the 2023 Asian Water Polo Championship, making it the first time for the country to gain a silver medal in the competitive team sport.

The Iranian national team defeated their Thai rivals in the semi-final to qualify for the next stage where they played against China on Monday.

It was the first time that the Iranian team qualified for the final at the Asian water polo championships.

The Iranians lost to their Chinese competitors 8-11, winning silver in the 2023 Asian Water Polo Championship that was held in Singapore on March 22-27.

The championship was the Asian continental qualification for the 2023 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup.

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