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Iran's Ehsan Hadadi qualifies for men's discus final

Source: Tehran Times

Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi has booked a berth in the final of the men's Olympic event on Monday. Hadadi will contest for a gold medal after throwing a 65.19m at the first time. Vikas Gowda from India qualified as a first athlete with a throw of 65.20m.

Ehsan Hadadi (August 2011 file photo)

Also, Iran's Sajad Moradi progressed to Tuesday's 800m semifinal, finishing second with a time of 1:48.23 seconds behind Egyptian Hamada Mohamed (1:48.05) on ???day.

"I am satisfied with the result, but my tough race will be held on Tuesday. I am 70 percent ready, but I hope that I advance to the final," Moradi said.

In other Olympics news, Iranian woman shot putter Leyla Rajabi, failed to qualify for the final round.

She finished in 10th place with a throw of 17.55m in Group A.

"My personal best is 17.98m, and I am sad since I could not throw as I expected. The Olympic Stadium was full of spectators and made it difficult for me," Rajabi said.

Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus advanced to final from the group with a throw of 20.76m.

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