Haddadi clinches gold at Asian Athletics Championship

MNA – Iranian discus thrower managed to claim his sixth Asian title by landing first at 2017 Asian Athletics Championship underway in India.

With a season’s best 64.54 meters, Ehsan Haddadi won the gold while Malaysia’s Irfan Muhammad settled for the silver (60.96m).

The bronze medal of the discus throw event went to Vikas Gowda of host India who managed 60.81 meters.

Iran’s three-time Asian Games gold medalist was competing at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships which is the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships.

It is being held from 6 July to 9 July 2017 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar of India which is giving host to around 800 athletes from 45 countries.