Iranian woman makes history by winning first medal in Asian Cycling Championships

April 28, 2019 - 1:57

TEHRAN – Somayeh Yazdani wrote her name in the history book, becoming the first Iranian woman to win a medal in the Asian Cycling Championships underway in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Yazdani won the bronze medal at the road event with a time of 3:10:04.

Uzbekistan’s Olga Zabelinskaya claimed the gold medal, clocking 3:09:05.

Na Ah-Reum from South Korea claimed a silver with a time of 3:09:52.

More than 500 athletes from 40 Asian countries and regions are taking part in the most prestigious cycling competition of the continent in Uzbekistan, according to the joint statement of the Asian Cycling Confederation and Uzbekistan's Cycling Federation.

Cyclists compete for the 57 sets of medals, as well as for tickets to take part in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan.