Soleymani Seizes Iran’s Seventh Gold in Asian Beach Games
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Muay Thai fighter Kaveh Soleymani from Iran claimed a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Beach Games on Sunday.
In the Men's 67kg-Welter final, Soleymani defeated Iraqi Hasan Al-Qaysi Akram 5-0 and won the gold medal.
Mohammad Naderi in the Men's Freestyle -70, Kamran Hosseini Jam in the Men's Freestyle -80kg, Jaber Sadeghzadeh in the Men's Freestyle +80kg, Ghanbar Ghanbari in the Men’s -66kg in the kurash competition, Sobhan Taherkhani in the Men's Long Jump Final and Iran beach soccer team have previously won six gold medals in the Asian Beach Games.
The Iranian athletes are competing in 17 out of 26 sports in the event.
About 3,500 athletes and officers from 45 countries in Asia are participating in the games.
The first Asian Beach Games was held in Indonesia in 2008.
Vietnam will host the fifth edition in Khanh Hoa Province and Da Nang City in 2016.