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Iran collects two silver medals at 2016 Asian Rowing Indoor Championships

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The 2016 Asian Rowing Indoor Championships started in Pattaya, Thailand, on October 28, and will finish on October 30.

Iranian rowers have showed off remarkable levels of athletic skills and physical strength at the 2016 Asian Rowing Indoor Championships in Thailand, and finished runner-ups to pick up two silver medals.

On Thursday, Iranian sportsman Ali Shah-Mohammadnia participated in the Final A of Men’s Open Individual 2000-Meter competitions in the city of Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern Gulf, and clocked 8:03.62 minutes to gain the second position.

He battled for the honor against rowers from China, Hong Kong and South Korea.

Additionally, the Iranian men’s outfit, comprised of Shah-Mohammadnia, Mohammad Hossein Haqqi, Amir Hossein Mohammadpour and Kajvan Salimi, contested against squads from China, Hong Kong and South Korea in the Final A of Open Four Sprint 500-Meter event, and were awarded the silver medalists with 6 minutes and 43.64 seconds.

The 2016 Asian Rowing Indoor Championships started in Pattaya, Thailand, on October 28, and will finish on October 30.

Dozens of male and female junior and senior athletes from various Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea and Vietnam, are taking part in various events of the continental tournament.


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