Reza Ghasemi wins Iran’s 1st international 100m medal

Sprinter Reza Ghasemi won the bronze medal in the 100m-event at the 21st Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan, China
Femi Ogunode from Qatar improved his continental mark in the men’s 100m final as he sprinted to 9.91 secs (+1.8) to win gold ahead of home favourite Zhang Peimeng (10.15) and Iranian Reza Ghasemi (10.19) on the second evening of the Asian championships.

Iranian discus thrower Mahmoud Samimi claimed a bronze medal
India’s Vikas Gowda successfully defended his title from Pune as he hurled the disc to 62.03m. Asian record-holder Ehsan Hadadi from Iran could not find his rhythm and ended up with ‘no mark’. Kuwaiti Eisa Zankawi (61.57) and Iranian Mahmoud Samimi (59.78) were the other medalists of the day.

Sources: Asian Athletics Association | News 1, Asian Athletics Association | News 2, Facebook | Asian Athletics Championship, China Foto Press | Sports | 2015-06-04, Mehr (MNA) | Sports

 

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