Iranian duo win two bronzes at Asian Youth Athletics Championships

March 15, 2019

TEHRAN - Fatemeh Sima Shadkam and Sahand Nouri both won bronze medals for Iran at the 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championships.

Shadkam stood third at the 2000 meters steeplechase with a time of 7:32.53.

Japanese Yuzuki Murakami won the gold medal with 7:06.53 and the silver medal went to Kazakhstan’s Vassilissa Fakhrutdinova who clocked 7:22.88.

Nouri also seized a bronze medal at the hammer throw event with a throw of 65.85 m.

Indian Vipin Kumar claimed the gold medal with 69.63 m and Fan Yanfeng from China stood second with 66.64 m.

The 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championships are the third edition of the biennial, continental athletics competition for Asian athletes aged 15 to 17.

The competitions are being held at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground in Hong Kong from 15 to 17 March.

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