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Iran's Moradi and Samimi snatch Asian athletics golds

TEHRAN, June 19 (Mehr News Agency) - Sprinter Sajjad Moradi and discus thrower Abbas Samimi from Iran grabbed the gold medals at the Asian Grand Prix in the Thai capital Bangkok Tuesday.

Moradi clocked 3min 39.04sec in the 1500m race to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in the Chinese capital Beijing.

He improved Iran's record by 2.62sec registered by Hamid Sajjadi.

Samimi stood top with a 62.61m throw and his Indian and Chinese rivals finished runner-up and third with 60.14m and 58.09m marks respectively.

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