Olympic discus champion Robert Harting of Germany won his third straight world championship title, beating Piotr Malachowski of Poland for the gold medal.
Harting had a throw of 226 feet, 9 inches, with Malachowski at 224-4. Gerd Kanter of Estonia, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2007 world champion, took the bronze at 213-10.
Malachowski had ended Harting's winning streak at...
Robert Harting of Germany added the Olympic discus title to his two world championship golds, beating Ehsan Hadadi of Iran into silver.
Defending champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia took bronze.
Kanter, who ripped off his shirt in celebration, threw 68.27 meters for victory and extended his unbeaten record, which stretches back to August 2010.
Hadadi, who finished third at the 2011...
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August 07, 2012
With one hurdle left, something snapped.
It wasn't a bone or anything that serious, but Greek athlete Periklis Iakovakis somehow lost power and quickly dropped from first to last in the European Championship 400-meter hurdles final, unable to summon enough energy to keep going strong.
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