TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Iran's national under-23 wheelchair basketball team finished first at the Asia-Oceania qualifying tournament for the 2017 IWBF Men's Under-23 World Championship, Press TV reported on Saturday.
The Iranian team edged past the Japanese team 67-51 in a title match staged in the Thai capital city of Bangkok on Saturday.
Six countries, namely Australia, China, India, Iran, Japan and Thailand, took part in the competitions in Bangkok.
Three teams of Australia, Iran and Japan were qualified for the 2017 IWBF Men's Under-23 World Championship to be held at the Mattamy Athletic Center in the Canadian city of Toronto on June 8-16.
The upcoming IWBF Under-23 World Championship, which is held every four years, will be in its sixth edition.