Athlete Sepideh Tavakoli targets Asian Games medal

February 4, 2018

Iranian woman athlete Sepideh Tavakoli says she will do her best efforts to win a medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tavakoli won the gold medal in the Long Jump Pentathlon in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships.

Tavakoli had already won a silver medal in the women’s high jump with 1.80 meters in the first day of the competition.

 “First, I have to say I am very happy to win the gold medal in my own soil Iran. I could better my record as well as winning the gold and it’s very outstanding,” Tavakoli said.

“I dedicate the medal to my husband, my family and my dear nation,” she added.

“I am going to win a medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. After a short rest, I will prepare myself for the Games,” Tavakoli concluded.

The eighth edition of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships are being held at the Aftab-e Enqelab Sports Complex in Tehran, Iran.

Iran are competing in the event with 39 athletes.

The event is seen as key to athletes' preparations for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, due to take place in Birmingham between March 1 and 4.

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