Thursday 22 February 2018
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AAA President Meets Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth

Doha, 6 Feb 2018:  Gen. Dahlan Al Hamad met H.E  Masoud Soltanifar , Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports , Islamic Republic of Iran.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 8th Asian Indoor Athletic Championships and was  attended by Mr. Majid Keyhani President of Athletic Federation of I.R Iran , AAA Vice Presidents  Mr. Alexey Kondrat , Dr. Talib Saffar , AAA Council Members Mr. Mohammad Akram Sahi and Mr. Karim Ibrahim .


Kazakhstan emerged top in the 8th Asian Indoor Athletics Championship Tehran 2018

Tehran, 4 Feb 2018- Kazakhstan emerged on top of the medal tally of the 8th Asian Indoor Athletics Championship which concluded yesterday in Tehran. Kazakhstan athletes won 7 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals  and 1 Bronze Medal while host Iran finished on the second place with 5 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 10 Bronze Medals.  Qatar finished on the third place with 4 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals finished the third. As many of 13 countries won at least a medal.

Championship ended with a World leading mark in the men's long jump where Chinese rising star and current Asian Junior record holder Shi Yuhao jumped to 8.16m to win men' long jump final. It was Shi's maiden title in the Asian Indoor Athletics. 

Kuwait's Alsubaie Khaled won men's triple jump final with a jump of 16.26m. India's Kamalraj fell short of winning gold medal and had to settle on the silver place with a jump of 16.23m. Seddigh Vahid of Iran took bronze medal in 15.96m. Shortly after Alsuaie's win, another Kuwait athlete Almandeel Abdulaziz won men's 60m hurdles final with a performance of 7.71m beating Chinese Zeng Jianhang to second place. Zeng clocked 7.74s for silver medal. Japanese Omuro Hidaki took bronze medal in 7.81s.

In the dramatic 1500m final, four athletes collided at the finish line. Amir Moradi of Iran surged ahead from inside lane to overtake Qatar's Yasir Saleem to take gold medal in 3:53.78s. Yasir almost crawled to the finish line to secure silver medal in 3:53.92s .Fahimi Ali of Iran took bronze medal in 3:54.00.

Results from Day 3



AAA Development Commission Meeting - Jakarta Indonesia

Jakarta, 11 Jan 2018: The AAA development commission held its meeting at Jakarta, Indonesia. The Meeting was chaired by Development Commission Chairman and AAA President Gen. Dahlan Al Hamad.

Top of the agenda was planning and implementing the directives of  IAAF with regards to the decentralisation of Regional Development Centres (RDC) and High Performance Training centres (HPTC). 

The Meeting was attended by AAA Council Members Maj.Gen. Muhammad Akram Sahi , Ms.Mala Sakonhninhom , Mr.Tigor Tanjung- Member of AAA development commission and Mr. Karim Ibrahim - IAAF Area Member and AAA Council member.

Mutaz Essa Barshim sets World leading mark in High Jump- Day 1 of 8th Asian Indoor Championship 2018 Tehran

Tehran, 2 Feb 2018: 8th Asian Indoor Athletics Championship in Tehran got underway with a World leading high jump performance by Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar who delivered his 5th consecutive Asian Indoor title at the same place where he had won his first title in 2010. Mutaz also set new championship record of 2.38m and World leading mark in his season opener.

In the men’s 60m, Hassan Taftian of Iran did not disappoint home crowd. Hassan, regaining Asian and Asian Indoor Games champion set new Asian Indoor championship record of 6.51sec in 60m.


Keihani of Iran won 3000m final with a performance of 8:37.68s. In the women high jump, Nadiya Dusanova of Uzbekistan won Gold medal clearing height of1.87m. Chun Yu Wang of China secured Gold medal in the women 800m with a performance of 2:09.30. Tatyana neroznak of Kazakhstan won women’s 3000m final with a timing of 9:33.65s. Irina Ektova also from Kazakhstan won Gold medal in the women Triple jump final with a jump of 13.79m.  


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AAA President declares open the National Athletics Championships of Bangladesh

22nd December 2017 , Dhaka : Gen. Dahlan Al Hamad declared open The 41st National Athletics Championships of Bangladesh 2017 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Top 400 athletes from 64 districts, eight divisions, universities, educational boards, services teams and BKSP are competing in 36 Events – 22 for men and 14 for women in the three-day event. AAA president emphasised that he sees the Bangladesh athletics moving forward with dedication and determination. 

Earlier during his visit Gen. Dahlan attended a welcome banquet in his honor given by Bangladesh Athletic Federation President Mr. A.S. M Ali Kabir. 

He also met the Hon’ble State Minister for Youth & Sports, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh Dr. Biren Sikder and discussed the development plans for Bangladesh athletics.

AAA President also met with The Bangladesh Olympic Association president and Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and deputy sports minister Arif Khan Joy.

Gen. Dahlan lauded the efforts and hard work of Advocate Abdur Rokib ( Montu ) Gen. Secretary of Bangladesh Athletics Federation in the development of Atheltics in Bangladesh .