Athletics

Mohammed Shaween takes 1,500m gold

Mohammed Othman Shaween of Saudi Arabia has come from behind on the final lap to win the men’s 1,500 metres at the Asian Games in 3 minutes, 36.49 seconds.

Finishing second was Sajad Moradi of Iran at 3-37.09. The bronze went to Belal Mansoor Belal Ali of Bahrain at 3-38.39.

Bahrain’s Maryam Yusuf Jamal and Mimi Belete Gebregiorges moved to the front of the pack on the final lap in the women’s 1,500 and Jamal sprinted ahead to win in 4 minutes, 8.22 seconds. Vietnam’s Thanh Hang Truongn overcame Gebregiorges in the final 50 metres to claim the silver, at 4-09.58.

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