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Iran national athlete bags gold medal, breaks Asian record

Jakarta, Iran's national runner won a gold medal in the 3000 steeplechase event of 2018 Asian Games, breaking the Asian record.

The final round of 3000 steeplechase competitions of the 2018 Asian Games was held on Monday at the Jakarta Central Stadium, attended by Hussein Kayhani and 13 other runners.

He began the final round at the eighth place but gradually imposed his supremacy to his opponents.

The Iranian athlete left his rivals behind to retain his gold medal in the past year in the Asian Championship.

Keyhani broke the Asian record with a time of 8 minutes, 22 seconds and 79'.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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