Iranian Discus Thrower Hadadi Wins Gold Medal in Asiad

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Discus thrower Ehsan Hadadai won the gold medal on Tuesday in the 2014 Asian Games underway in Incheon, South Korea.

احسان حدادی

The Iranian thrower, who won the silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games, bagged Iran’s 12th gold medal with a throw of 65.11 meters.

Vikas Gowda Shive Gowda from India claimed silver with 62.58 meters, followed by Qatari thrower Ahmed Mohammed Dheeb who threw 61.25 meters.

Iran’s Mohammad Samimi finished in fourth place with a throw of 60.37 meters.

Iranian athletes had already won 11 gold medals in the games.

Najmeh Khedmati won Iran’s first gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle.

Wushu exponent Mohsen Mohammadseifi also seized a gold medal.

Mohsen Shadi Naghadeh won a gold medal at the men's single sculls race of the rowing.

Mohammad Daneshvar claimed a gold medal in the men's Keirin final.

Super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi snatched a gold medal.

Archer Esmaeil Ebadi won the gold medal of the compound men's individual.

Reza Yazdani claimed a gold medal in the men's freestyle 97kg.

Masoud Esmaeilpour bagged a gold medal in the men's freestyle 61 kg.

Meisam Mostafa Joukar claimed a gold medal in the men's freestyle 86 kg.

Parviz Hadi won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 125 kg.

And Masoud Hajizavareh seized the gold medal in the men -74 kg taekwondo.

Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Games, the world's second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.

Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.

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