Sat Feb 11, 2017 09:50AM
Iranian cyclist Amir Hossein Jamshidiyan
Iranian cyclist Amir Hossein Jamshidiyan

Iranian male cyclists have put on praiseworthy performances at the 37th edition of Asian Track Cycling Championships in India, and taken home two more medals to raise the country’s tally to five at the prestigious continental event.

On Friday, Iran’s Amir Hossein Jamshidiyan took part in the men’s omnium race event at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium velodrome in the Indian capital city of New Delhi, and landed in the second spot to pick up the silver medal.

The achievement came two days after Mohammad Daneshvar, another representative from the Islamic Republic of Iran, vied for a medal in the men’s one-kilometer time trial competitions, and clocked one minute and 3.125 seconds to stand on the gold podium.

Jamshidiyan competed against his rivals in the junior scratch race on February 7, and received the gold medal.

Later in the day, Mohammad Rajablou took part in men’s scratch race competitions and bagged a silver medal for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Iranian outfit, comprised of Mohammad Daneshvar, Ali Varposhti and Ali Aliasgari, participated in the team sprint event on Monday evening, and clocked 45.765 seconds to stand behind the Chinese team with a time of 44.913 seconds.

The Japanese squad landed in the third sport, and got the bronze medal.

The 37th edition of Asian Track Cycling Championships kicked off in New Delhi, India, on February 6 and concluded on February 10, 2017.