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    * Ehsan Haddadi *

    اجسان حدادی

    (Wikipedia) - Ehsan Haddadi Ehsan Haddadi Personal information Born Height Weight Sport Country Sport Event(s) Medal record
    (1985-01-20) January 20, 1985 (age 29) Tehran
    1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)
    110 kg (240 lb)
    Olympic Games World Championships Asian Games Asian Championships West Asian Games Continental Cup
    Silver 2012 London Discus
    Bronze 2011 Daegu Discus
    Gold 2006 Doha Discus
    Gold 2010 Guangzhou Discus
    Gold 2014 Incheon Discus
    Gold 2005 Incheon Discus
    Gold 2007 Amman Discus
    Gold 2009 Guangzhou Discus
    Gold 2011 Kobe Discus
    Gold 2005 Doha Discus
    Silver 2006 Athens Discus
    Bronze 2010 Split Discus
    Updated on 12 August 2012.

    Ehsan Haddadi (Persian: احسان حدادی‎, born 20 January 1985 in Tehran) is an Iranian discus thrower. He is 193 cm and 127 kg.

    The 2004 Asian Junior Champion, he won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto, becoming the first Iranian to win a medal at any global athletics competition. In 2005 he won the Asian Championships in Incheon with a throw of 65.25 metres. 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 metres, achieved on June 3, 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the current Asian record. Because of his good performance over the whole season 2008 he was considered a medal contender entering the 2008 Summer Olympics but he ranked 17th with a 61.34 meters throw and failed to qualify for the final, Haddadi blamed his poor results on his injuries.

    After more than a year''s absence due to shoulder surgery, In November 2009, he won his third in a row continental title in Guangzhou.

    After winning 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou and 2011 Asian Championship in Kobe, Haddadi made history by becoming the first Iranian athlete to win a medal at IAAF World Championships in Athletics, he won bronze in 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu.

    Haddadi competed and won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics with a 68.18m throw. Iranian athletes have participated in the Olympic Games since 1948 and before Haddadi''s silver medal, have only attained medals in wrestling, weightlifting, and taekwondo. His achievement is a milestone in Iran''s Olympic history in that it ended Iran''s 64 year-old medal drought in events other than the aforementioned.

    Haddadi offered his silver medal to children with cancer, and travelled to Azerbaijan to gather fund for the 2012 earthquakes'' victims.

    Achievements Year Competition Venue Position Notes
    2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 8th 54.40 m
    2004 Asian Junior Championships Ipoh, Malaysia 1st 62.24 m*
    World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st 62.14 m*
    2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 3rd 58.66 m
    Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 65.25 m
    West Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st 63.63 m
    2006 World Cup Athens, Greece 2nd 62.60 m
    Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st 63.79 m
    2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 1st 65.38 m
    World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th 64.53 m
    2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 17th 61.34 m
    2009 Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 1st 64.83 m
    2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 3rd 64.55 m
    Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st 67.99 m
    2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 1st 62.27 m
    World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 66.08 m
    2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 2nd 68.18 m
    2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 1st 66.03 m
    2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 1st 65.11 m

    * 1.750 kg discus

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