TEHRAN (Iran News) – Hassan Taftian wins gold at Meeting Elite Indoor. He won the 60-meter race with a time of 6.68 seconds. French athletes Ryan Zeze and Marvin Rene finished in second and third place respectively, clocking 6.70 seconds.
Taftian, the fastest Iranian man, won a quota place for the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s 100-meter by hitting the national record of 10.03 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris in August 2019.
The 2nd Meeting Elite Indoor was held at the Miramas Stadium.
Previously, In a session which was held in Iran Athletic Federation’s headquarters on Tuesday, it was decided that Taftian continue his training at the INSEP (National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance), where many of the elite athletes in most sports disciplines train there.
The fastest Iranian man won the 2020 Tokyo Olympics quota of men’s 100m by hitting the national record of 10.03 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris in late August.
In the session, the officials reviewed Taftian’s requirements for the Olympics and decided to send him to France to get ready for Tokyo 2020.
Taftian trained under his French coach Guy Ontanon in INSEP.
Hiring a physiotherapist and masseur for the Iranian sprinter also was on the agenda.
“I would like to thank the federation’s officials for my support. I am focusing on getting the best results in the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships and 2020 Olympic Games. To train among the French athletes is a good opportunity for me to prepare for Olympics in the best way possible,” Taftian said.
- source : Tehran Times