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.
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 .