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Published: 0552 GMT May 29, 2018

Iran bags two bronze medals at int'l orienteering tournament

Iran bags two bronze medals at int'l orienteering tournament

Iranian athletes received 2 bronze medals in Heydar Aliyev International Orienteering Cup.

The event was held with participation of national teams from 17 countries including Iran on May 25, IRNA reported.

Iran Safieh Sadat Mousavian snatched a bronze medal of 7,500 meter category.

Parviz Khanjani also grabbed a bronze medal of 12km category.

The men's and women's national orienteering teams of Iran including seven male and seven female athletes participated in the sprinter, middle distance and long distance categories of the international tournament.

One hundred athletes from Europe, Asia and Africa attended the event.

Orienteering is a group of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed.

Participants are given a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points.

Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has developed many variations. Among these, the oldest and the most popular is foot orienteering.

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