Iranian cyclist Ganjkhanlou wins gold in Islamic games

The road racing cyclist Mohammad Ganjkhanlou from Iran won a gold medal in Islamic Solidarity Games underway in Turkey's Konya. Ganjkhanlou won the gold medal after crossing the finish line of the men's 130 km.

Algerian Youcef Reguigui and Emirati Yousif Mirza claimed the silver and bronze medal, respectively. The 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games are being held in Konya, Turkey, from August 09 to 18, 2022. It is a multinational, multi-sport event that is played between the athletes from the nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

With an exception of the 2010 Games, it has taken place every four years since its debut in 2005 at Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Islamic Solidarity Games are organized and directed by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, but for the first time in history, the event is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee.