Iranian runner nominated for the world’s best athlete
ORUMIYEH. KAZINFORM – Iranian runner Sadeq Mazaheri has been nominated as the best athlete in the world by the World Athletics, IRNA reports.
Speaking to IRNA, head of West Azarbaijan track-and-filed committee Hossein Fahimi said according to World Masters Athletics, Mazaheri together with Somayeh Shams Golpaygani were among nominees.
Mazaheri had earlier received a gold medal of the 400-meter category in Malaysia, he added.
Golpaygani also in the long jump category grabbed a bronze medal.
According to its official website, WMA is aimed at organizing, regulating and administering athletics for masters (women and men of not less than thirty-five years of age), sanctioning World Masters’ Athletic Championships and other international masters athletic competitions, ratifying and registering world masters five-year age-group records and maintain data on other outstanding athletic performances by masters and fostering international friendship, understanding and cooperation through masters athletics.