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Iran’s field athlete comes first in France

Tehran, Iran's high jumper comes first in international tournament of Lyon, France on Friday.

Keyvan Qanbarzadeh, who is training for Asian Games 2018, had previously become second in Germany before.

Iran's discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi with a 66.68 meter throw ranked second in the Poland Grand Prix.

A competitor from Jamaica with a 69.37 meter throw took the first place while the German discus thrower ranked third with a throw of 65.13 meters.

Ehsan Haddadi, born 20 January 1985 in Tehran, is an Iranian discus thrower. He is 193 cm and 127 kg.

He won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto. In 2005 he won the Asian Championships in Incheon with a throw of 65.25 meters. In December 2006, he added another gold medal to his record, winning the title at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. In 2007, he won the Asian Championships in Amman and defended his title.

His personal best throw is 69.32 m, achieved on June 3, 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the current Asian record.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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