Asian Beach Games: Iran's Bodybuilder Soltani Wins Gold
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Javad Soltani won a gold medal in the 2014 Asian Beach Games bodybuilding competition.
In the Welter Weight up to 172cm, the Iranian bodybuilder claimed a gold medal.
Vietnamese Thuan Tran Huu and Yeonseok Yang from South Korea claimed the silver and bronze medals, respectively.
Iran’s bodybuilder Roohollah Mirnoorolahi also claimed a silver medal in the Light Weight up to 168cm.
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, Iran beach soccer team and Muay Thai fighter Kaveh Soleymani have previously won seven 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.