Iran’s Taherkhani claims gold in Asian Beach Games

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Sobhan Taherkhani won a gold medal in the Men’s Long Jump Final at the 2014 Asian Beach Games on Wednesday.
The Iranian athlete won the gold medal with a leap of 7.28 meters.

Mohammad Naderi in the Men’s Freestyle -70, Kamran Hosseini Jam in the Men’s Freestyle -80kg, Jaber Sadeghzadeh in the Men’s Freestyle +80kg and Ghanbar Ghanbari in the Men’s -66kg in the kurash competition have previously won three gold medals in the Asian Beach Games.

The Iranian athletes are competing in 17 out of 26 sports in the event.

About 3,500 athletes and officers from 45 countries in Asia are participating in the games.

The first Asian Beach Games was held in Indonesia in 2008.

Vietnam will host the fifth edition in Khanh Hoa Province and Da Nang City in 2016.

By Tasnim News Agency


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