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Haddadi Wins Discuss Bronze in Germany

Haddadi Wins Discuss Bronze in GermanyHaddadi Wins Discuss Bronze in Germany

Discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi won the bronze medal of the Track and Field Championships in Halle, Germany, on Sunday.

The 33-year-old won bronze by setting a record of 66.13 meters, IRNA reported.

He started with 65.84m in his first throw. His discus landed 65.17m away in his second attempt. His third and fourth shots were met by an error and no record was measured. In the fifth throw he did better and registered 66.04m for his name.

But it was his sixth attempt which did the job. Setting the record of 66.13m, Haddadi got his hands over the bronze medal.

Traves Smikle of Jamaica won gold by throwing the discus 67.14 meters. Swedish Daniel Stahl finished runner up with a 66.65m record.

Smikle, 26, has the silver medal of the 2018 Gold Coast (Commonwealth Games) in his record while Stahl has the silver of 2017 World Championships in London.

Renowned figures of the sport, two-time silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics Polish Piotr Małachowski as well as World Champion and Rio Olympics gold medalist Christoph Harting of Germany were among the contestants but failed to win medals.

Haddadi’s record was far from his season-opening throw in UC San Diego Triton Championships where he threw the discus for 68.85m and won gold. His all-time best record is 69.32m set in the 2008 Tallinn Games in Estonia.

Five gold medals at Asian Championships, three gold in the Asian Games and a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games are among the decorations of Haddadi’s trophy shelf.

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