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Iran comes 7th at Asian Indoor Athletics Championships
The Iranian delegation finished in seventh place in the 2016 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar.

Team Iran won one gold, four silver and one bronze medal in the three-day event.

Hassan Taftian and Reza Ghasemi claimed a gold and silver medal respectively in the men’s 60meters.
Taftian also set a Championship record of 6.56sec.

“I am so excited I have never run faster before," said the 2012 Asian junior 100m champion, who reached the semifinals at least year’s World Championships, having clocked a national record of 10.10 earlier in the year. 

He improved his 60m career best by 0.09, an important step, he said, towards his goal of reaching the Olympic final later this year.

In the men’s 4×400 m relay, Iran’s Reza Ghasemi, Mehdi Zamani, Mostafa Ebrahimi and Sajjad Hashemi seized a silver medal with a time of 3:11.86. 

Qatari team took the gold clocking 3:08.20.

In the women’s 4×400 m relay, Iran’s Farzaneh Fasihi, Elnaz Kompani, Sepideh Tavakkoli and Maryam Tousi won the silver clocking 4:06.51. 

Bahrain clinched the gold with 3:35.07 and bronze medal went to Jordan (4:10.55).

 Iran’s Sepideh Tavakkoli won a silver medal in the Pentathlon with 3828 points. Uzbekistan’s Ekaterina Voronina seized the gold with 4224 points and Japan’s Chie Kiriyama came third with 3637 points.

Furthermore, Iran’s Mostafa Ebrahimi claimed a bronze medal in the 800 meters event with a time of 1:48.26.

Atari Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla won the gold medal clocking 1:46.92 and silver medal was won by teammate Jamal Hairan with a time of 1:48.05. 

Qatar finished in first place winning six gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

China came second with five gold, five silver and two bronze medals, followed by Kazakhstan with four gold, two silver and four bronze medals.  


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