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Leila Rajabi claims gold in Asian Indoor Athletics Championship

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian woman athlete Leila Rajabi won the gold medal in the shot put event of the fourth Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran on Wednesday.

Leila Rajabi (file photo)

Rajabi claimed the gold with a 17.32 meter throw. Athletes from China finished both second and third.

The competitions are currently underway in Tehran's Aftab-e Enqelab Gym. A total of 300 athletes from 27 countries including Iran (host), China, Japan, India, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Lebanon and Malaysia are taking part in the three-day event.

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