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Iran's Hadadi breaks Asian discus record

HENGELO, Netherlands, May 25 (Mehr News Agency)--Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi has broken the Asian record at the FBK-Games, which was held in Hengelo, Netherlands, on Saturday.

He has broken the Asian record with a personal best throw of 68.52 meters. Olympic gold medalist Gerd Kanter of Estonia came second with 68.25 meters and Lithuanian Virgilijus Alekna ranked third with a throw of 66.82 meters.

Hadadi bettered his own record by 1.32 meters. The discus thrower won a $ 6,000 cash prize.

Hadadi had clinched the gold medal in the 11th Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix at the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium in early May.

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