President Hassan Rouhani met with two Iranian gold medal winners in the 2014 Asian Games, Ehsan Hadadi and Parviz Hadi, on Tuesday.
Discus thrower Hadadi took a gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon with a throw of 65.11 meters.
Wrestler Hadi also won a gold medal in the men's freestyle 125 kg in the games.
"The champions always make the nation happy and proud. They should be role model for the society especially for the young people. I'd like to say thank you on behalf of Iran nation,” Rouhani told Hadadi and Hadi.
Hadadi dedicated his gold medal to President Rouhani in the meeting.
“I'll give it back to him at the right time since he is the most respected person for this medal. He made the Iranian people happy and proud,” Rouhani added.
Hassan Rouhani also fastened the Pahlavani armband to Hadi’s arm as the new Pahlavan of Iran.