15 June, 2017

Gymnastics Federation of Iran hosts national festival

AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): After the recent success of Saeedreza Keikha, who won the pommel horse silver at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the bronze medal at the Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last month, the Gymnastics Federation of Iran (GFI) has stepped up to promote the sport in the country.
The GFI recently organised its 30th National Festival for kids and juniors in Kerman in southeast of the country which featured around 1000 young athletes.
The GFI Secretary General M E Adhami welcomed the participants at the event which has become very popular over the years.
A part of its sport’s promotion among the children and youth, the GFI hoped to build a talent pool and spread the programme in other provinces also.
Barring Keikha, who demonstrated a new element in the pommel horse exercises, the men’s team also won a bronze medal at the Baku competition.