Asian Indoor Athletics Championships: Taftian Seizes Iran’s Second Gold
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Hassan Taftian of Iran won a gold medal in the men's 60 meters of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships.
The 24-year-old Iranian, last year's Asian 100m champion, dominated the race with his 6.51 run, knocking 0.04 from the national record he set last September in Ashgabat.
Tosin Ogunode of Qatar was second in 6.63 with Elakkiyadasan Kanadasan of India taking bronze in 6.67.
Hossein Keyhani had won Iran’s first gold medal in the men’s 3,000 meters.
The eighth edition of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships are being held at the Aftab-e Enqelab Sports Complex in Tehran, Iran.
Iran participate in the competition with 39 athletes.
Competition is due to conclude on Saturday (February 3).