President Rouhani congratulates shining of Iranian athletes in Asian Games

Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani in a message late Saturday congratulated the great Iranian nation, athletes, managers and coaches of the Iranian sports delegation on the powerful shining of the sportsmen in 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

The message read that despite certain partial views in results of the final matches, dear Iranian heroes participated in the competitions by observing ethical values.

Winning the largest number of medals in the history of the Asian Games including 20 gold medals and best team results in volleyball, basketball, kabaddi and water polo took place as a result of cohesion and coordination among the country’s sports officials to dispatch qualified teams to the contests.

“I also appreciate Iranian women athletes who attended the competitions while observing Islamic and national values and won the largest number of medals compared to the previous rounds,” he said, noting that they portrayed capabilities of the Iranian women in various arenas.

Rouhani also wished Iranian youth will achieve further successes in all international spheres to make the Iranian nation happier.
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