Asian Athletics Championships: Taftian Claims Iran’s Third Gold

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Hassan Taftian seized the gold medal in the Men’s 100 meters at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships on Friday.

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Taftian won the gold medal with a time of 10.25 secs. He defeated defending champion of Qatar Femi Seun who came second with 10.26 secs.

Yang Chun-han from Chinese Taipei claimed the bronze medal, clocking 10.31secs.

Iran’s discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi and shot putter Ali Samari have previously won two gold medals in the competition.

The 2017 Asian Athletics Championships are the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships. It is underway from 6 July to 9 July 2017 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.

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