Zurkhanehat the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games was held in Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan from 20 May to 21 May 2017.
|Charkh chamani||Ali Jalijoo|
|Charkh teez||Ali Jalijoo|
|Mushtaq Hassan Sharifi|
|Meel bazi||Pejman Sokounati|
|Ahmad Shakib Atahi|
|Arbab Sardar Ahmad Khan|
|Meel sangin||Mostafa Mofid|
|Team|| Iran |
| Azerbaijan |
| Afghanistan |
Ahmad Shakib Atahi
Mushtaq Hassan Sharifi
Ahmad Samim Niazy
| Iraq |
|Totals (6 nations)||7||7||14||28|
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