Ayatollah Khamenei Lauds Asian Games Medal Winners
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei commended the Iranian athletes who won medals at the 2018 Asian Games for bringing joy to the country.
In a message on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Iranian athletes for their performance in the 2018 Asian Games, held in Indonesia’s Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.
The following is the text of the Leader’s message:
“In the Name of God.
Dear medal winners of the athletic squad;
I congratulate all of you and thank you all.
You delighted the Iranian nation and brought glory to our honorable flag.
Seyed Ali Khamenei
September 2, 2018”
Iran came sixth in the medal standings of the 2018 Asian Games with 62 medals, including 20 gold, 20 silver and 22 bronze.
Asian Games is the world's second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics.