Iran Finish Seventh with Total of Five Medals in Asian Junior Championships

Iran Finish Seventh with Total of Five Medals in Asian Junior Championships

Iran Finish Seventh with Total of Five Medals in Asian Junior Championships

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Iran finished seventh in 18th Asian Junior Championships held in Gifu, Japan earning five medals.

Gifu, Japan – As Athletics Federation of I.R. Iran reports, Iran Junior National Team finished seventh in the 18th Asian Junior Championships held in Gifu, Japan taking five medals in total and breaking one meeting record in discus throw and four national records in men’s discus throw, women’s hammer throw, men’s 400m hurdles and men’s 1500m.

In the commencing day, Reyhaneh Arani earned bronze medal in women’s hammer throw breaking national record of 55.46m and became the first Asian Junior Championships girl medallist in the history of Iran’s Athletics.

In The second day of the competition, Amir Hossein Darvishi finished fourth in men’s shot put improving his personal best to 18.15m. Milad Naseh Jahani ran a good performance of 47.33 in men’s 400m and finished fifth. Seyed Amir Zamanpour and Abdolrahim Dorzadeh represented Iran in men’s 1500m and however qualified for the final, they were not eligible to earn medals as finishing respectively fifth setting 3:51.54 (NR) and ninth clocking 3:75.03.

In men’s decathlon, Iran decathlete Reza Kefayati took sixth place with the total points of 6453.

In the third day of the 18th Asian Junior Championships, Abdolrahim Dorzadeh represented Iran in men’s 800m, took silver medal clocking 1:54.23 and Omid Amiran finished fourth setting 1:54.60. In the most salient competition of the third day, Hossein Rasouli in men’s discus throw snatched gold medal beating the U18 world defending champion Mouad Mohamed Ibrahim Moaaz of Qatar with record 62.29m; he also broke national record and meeting record that was held by Ehsan Hadadi of Iran (62.24m). Mohammad Mansouri, another Iranian thrower took the fourth place with the best of 56.30m.

In the fourth and final day, Mehdi Pirjahan earned bronze medal setting 51.18 and extended his national record in men’s 400m hurdles and Seyed Amir Zamanpour took bronze medal in 5000m setiing 14:25.25; he also broke national team in this event that was held by Omid Mehrabi with the time of 14:17.26. 

In total, Hossein Rasouli (gold medal in discus throw), Abdolrahim Dorzadeh (silver medal in 800m), Rehyaneh Arani (bronze medal in hammer throw), Mehdi Pirjahan (bronze medal in 400m hurdles) and Seyed Amir Zamanpour (bronze medal in 5000) were Iran’s medallists. Aaccordingly, Iran finished seventh with the total of five medals in the 18th Asian Junior Championships.

Japan as the top, finished first racking up 42 medals (14 gold – 15 silver – 13 Bronze), China finished second with total of 23 medals (11 gold- 8 silver – 4 bronze) and India took the third place earning 17 medals (5 gold – 2 silver – 10 bronze).

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