Ehsan Hadadi: I will Set a New Record for Asia in U.S.

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Written By Hossein Soltani

Ehsan Hadadi, Iranian discus thrower

Ehsan Hadadi, Iranian discus thrower, says he will set a new record for Asia continent in the United States in near future. Haddadi competed and won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics with a 68.18m throw. He became first Iranian athlete in track and field who wins an Olympic medal.

“After new round of trainings in U.S. I have returned to Iran and now I’m planning for future training sessions under tutelage of my Russian coach. I will take part in several competitions in the United States and according to my current conditions I believe than I can set a new record for Asians in upcoming tournaments scheduled to be held in different cities of U.S.” Ehsan Hadadi said during a meeting with Sports and Youth Minister Mohammad Abbasi.

Due to shortage of facilities in Iran, Hadadi prefers to hold and pursue his trainings in foreign countries. Russia, South Africa and United States are main destinations for this Iranian discus thrower.

“Currently I’m preparing myself for next Olympics games. So I won’t join Asian Championship in this year and I will continue my exercises in that time.” Hadadi elaborated his goals.

It’s also good to know that 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.