Discus thrower Hadadi wins gold in Chula Vista

April 12, 2019 - 14:5

TEHRAN – Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi claimed a gold medal in Chula Vista event.

Triton Invitational meet was held in California and Hadadi won the meet with 67.19m.

Sam Mattis won the silver with 65.03m, and Reggie Jagers came in third place, throwing 61.72.

Hadadi claimed a quota place for his country in the 2019 World Championships in Athletics in Doha, Qatar.

Haddadi won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics Games with a 68.18 m throw.

His achievement was a milestone in Iran's Olympic history in that it ended the country's 64-year-old medal drought in events.

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