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Iran's Haddadi stands fourth at IAAF rankings

TEHRAN, Aug. 1 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi took the fourth place in the latest rankings the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) released.

The 22-year-old promoted from the eighth spot after he posted a championship record of 65.38 while successfully defending his discus throw title on the third day of the Asian Athletics Championships at the Amman International Stadium in Amman, the capital of Jordan, last Tuesday.

Haddadi, who had registered an Asian record of 67.96 meters last month, led the contest after a third-round throw of 64.55 and asserted his superiority further with a final round effort of 65.38 meters.

He replaced his own record of 65.25, also a continental mark two years ago, achieved in the last championships at Incheon, Korea.

Abbas Samimi, also an Iranian discus thrower, jumped from 23rd slot to the 16th place in the standings.

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