Iranian runner wins gold at Asian 800-meter event
Press TV
13-Nov-2009 (one comment)

Iranian runner Sajjad Moradi has snatched the gold medal in the men's 800m run at the 18th Asian Track and Field Championship.

The 26-year-old athlete managed to win the gold medal in 1:48:58, in Guangzhou, China, on Friday.

Kuwaiti and Iraqi runners followed Moradi with 1:48:93 and 1:49:00 records respectively in the contests. Amir Moradi, Sajjad's brother also ranked sixth in the 800 meters.

Sajjad Moradi is an Iranian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 meters. He has a personal best of 1:44:74, which is also the Iranian national record.

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by yolanda on

Thank you for the good news! I visit Press TV daily for sports news. I can't trust them for the other stuff, but I do like their sports news! I hope IRI does not force its athletes to withdraw when Iranians have to compete against Israelis.

Thanks for sharing!