(Persia Digest) - An Iranian woman cyclist won a bronze medal on Saturday for the first time in the history of women's cycling in Iran.

IRNA reports tha Somayeh Yazdani finished third in Asian Road Cycling Championships that is being held in Uzbekistan. It’s the first time the Asian country is hosting the most prestigious cycling competition of the continent.

It’s the first time that an Iranian female cyclist won a medal in an international event. Mandana Dehqani, the other Iranian female cyclist came 11th in the competition.

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Uzbek and South Korean cyclists won gold and silver prizes.

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