Iranian Para-swimmer Shahin Izadyar won his sixth gold of the Asian Para Games today as the competition draws to a close ©Asian Para Games

Iranian swimmer Shahin Izadyar won the men's 100 metres backstroke S10 final today in Jakarta to win his sixth gold medal of the 2018 Asian Para Games.

The 25-year-old sensation picked up his medal at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatics Centre after touching the wall in 1min 9.23sec.

"Fantastic, this is the sixth gold from me, even though I just participated [in this year's Asian Para Games]," he said afterwards.

"I started swimming nine years ago, with this achievement I will be ready to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics."

Silver was taken by India's Sanjay Patil Swapnil, who finished in 1:09.35, while hosts Indonesia claimed the bronze through Steven Sualang Tangkilisan, who managed a time of 1:10.12.

Indonesia had an even better day in the chess, winning 11 of 24 available golds by the end of play.

One player in particular, Edy Suryanto, won six of them across the standard and rapid events at the Cempaka Putih Sports Hall.

The next most successful nation was The Philippines, who won five golds, while the third best nation, Iran, won four.

Hosts Indonesia won 11 gold medals in the chess ©Asian Para Games
Hosts Indonesia won 11 gold medals in the chess ©Asian Para Games

With the Closing Ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, all the sports events are now coming to a close, although some events will finish on Saturday.

One that finished today, however, was the lawn bowls.

South Korea finished that competition on top with seven golds, one silver and a bronze, while Indonesia again performed well to pick up 15 medals in all including five golds.

Hong Kong and China each collected nine bowls medals in all, while Japan had a good day in the wheelchair tennis, picking up a gold and two bronze medals thanks to Yui Kamiji, Momoko Ohtani and Mitsuteru Moroishi.

The men's goalball title was retained by Iran, who beat China 8-3 in the final at Blai Kartini.

They led 4-1 at half time and the Chinese could not catch them, eventually settling for silver.

With just a handful of events left to finish, China comfortably top the medals table with 162 golds, 84 silvers and 55 bronze medals.

South Korea sit second overall and Iran third.