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Haddadi fetches Iran world youth discus gold

Tehran, July 19, IRNA -- Discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi hoisted Iran's flag in the World Youth Track-and-Field Championships in Italy Sunday night.

The Iranian prodigy set a 62.14m record to outdo his rivals.

Oleg Pirog from Russia finished runner-up with a 60.28m throw and the bronze went to Lucas Rivovic from Serbia and Montenegro, who registered a 59.82m record.

Haddadi also stood top in the preliminary round with a 61.15m record.

Throwers from Iran, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Australia, Ukraine (two), Serbia and Montenegro, and Estonia competed in the final stage.

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