Keyhani clinches gold medal in 3000m steeplechase

Keyhani clinches gold medal in 3000m steeplechase

Keyhani clinches gold medal in 3000m steeplechase

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Hossein Keyhani wins 3000m steeplechase title smashing national and Games records.

Jakarta, Indonesia – As Athletics Federation of I.R. Iran reports, on the third day of athletics competitions at Asian Games, Hossein Keyhani, Iranian well-earned runner won 3000m steeplechase victory in a superlative competition and snatched the gold medal clocking 8:22.79; he also broke the national and Games records of the event in a breathtaking race against the best runners of Asia.

Accordingly, Keyhani broke the spell of earning medals in Asian games after twenty years by this standout performance and grabbed the gold medal for the first time in the history of Iran athletics to etch his name for Iran and Asia in this event. Before Keyhani’s gold medal, Hamid Sajadi took silver and Jafar Babakhani earned bronze in Asian Games 1998, Bangkok.

Hossein keyhani, with a bright future ahead of his, broke 17-year-old national record which owned to Hamid Sajadi and became 3000m steeplechase champion in Asia Championships 2017 and Indoor Athletics Championships 2018, Tehran.

After Keyhani, Yaser Bagharab of Qatar finished as runner up in 8:28.21 and Kazuya Shiojiri of Japan took bronze medal setting 8:29.42

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