iranCentennial Taghi Asghari demonstrated his lifelong love of diving by jumping into the water at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in the Qatari capital Doha last weekend.
CNN reported that Askari won silver and bronze medals at the first Asian Games in 1951 and never lost his passion for the sport.
Eskari will perform diving at the World Aquatics Championships on the 9th of this month and will become the oldest competitor at the World Aquatics Masters Championships two weeks later.
Askeri said at the conference: “I’ve loved diving since I was a teenager. I’ve always loved diving. Nothing has changed except my performance since 1951!”
The paper reported that Ascari has dived again at the 2024 World Championships. After a one meter platform dive, the President of the World Swimming Federation awarded him the gold medal.
The Central News Agency reported that Askari’s first experience with diving was when he was a child in a swimming pool near his home in Iran. At that time, other children started doing somersaults in the water one by one. This was the beginning of his lifelong love for diving, which saw him win medals at the Asian Games and national competitions. He said: “When I competed in national competitions, the last time I won the championship was when I was 41 years old.” He also said: “I won the gold medal in the national competitions and then ended my career, but at least I won the gold medal.”
The sport has changed tremendously since Escari started diving. “By the time of the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran, Chinese swimmers had joined this beautiful sport and started to advance by leaps and bounds, but we could not catch them because we were still at the same level. The beginning In,” he said.