Mutaz Barshim, London 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net
Barshim 238 WL
TEHRAN (IRI, Feb 1): The 8th Asian Indoor Championships started here with a bang. World champion Mutaz Essa Barshim cleared in his season opener nice 238 what is not only meet record but also World leading mark 2018. Another top result was the 6.51 national record for the home sprinting star Hassan Taftian over 60 m, also meet record and he missed the Asian record only by 0.01. Second Tosin Ogunode running for Qatar 6.63 and third V.K. Elakkyadasan with 6.67 national record for India. KazakhstanÂ´s gold medals for Tatyana Naroznak 9:33.65 in 3000 m and Irina Ektova 13.79 triple jump. Nadezhda Dusanova from Uzbekistan went over 187 to win the women high jump. In 400 m heats the fastest 47.06 by Youssef Karam of Kuweit, national record. In women 60 m heats Chinese Liang Xiaojing was the best 7.29.