Iranian athletes win two gold at Asian Youth Championships

March 17, 2019 - 15:24

TEHRAN - Arsalan Ghashghaei and Mohammad Reza Rahmanifar won two gold medals at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Ghashghaei took a gold in shot put event with a throw of 19.36m. Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal from India and China’s Peng Yingtei won silver and bronze medal with 19.08m and 18.59m, respectively.

Discus thrower Rahmanifar also seized a gold medal with a throw of 60.24m. The silver medal went to his countryman Sadegh Samimi who threw 59.85m. Huang Nuo-ya from Chinese Taipei claimed a bronze medal with 54.93m.

Iran had earlier won two bronze medals in the competition.

Fatemeh Sima Shadkam and Sahand Nouri both won bronze medals at the 2000 meters steeplechase and hammer throw, respectively.

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

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