Iran’s Cyclist Mohammad Daneshvar Clinches Gold in Asiad
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Mohammad Daneshvar claimed a gold medali in the men's keirin final in the 2014 Asian Games on Thursday.
The 20-year-old Daneshvar stole a surprise victory and won Iran’s fourth gold medals in the games.
Kazunari Watanabe of Japan claimed a silver medal and Malaysian Josiah Ng finished in third place.
“I am very happy to win the gold medal. My opponents were very strong and the level of the competitions was very high,” Daneshvar said.
Iran had already won three gold medals in the competitions.
Najmeh Khedmati won Iran’s first gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle on Monday.
Wushu exponent Mohsen Mohammadseifi also seized a gold medal on Wednesday.
Mohsen Shadi Naghadeh won a gold medal at the men's single sculls race of the rowing on Thursday.
Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Games, the world's second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.
Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.