Tajik Rio Olympic Champion Dilshod Nazarov collects fourth Asian hammer title in Bhubaneswar

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DUSHANBE, 10.07.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. Tajik Rio Olympic Champion Dilshod Nazarov collected fourth Asian hammer title in Bhubaneswar, India. It has been reported by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan.

According to the source, Dilshod Nsazarov having throw hammer at a distance of 76.69 meters, won gold medal of the Asian Athletics Championships.

IAAF official website commenting the win of Tajik athlet, writes that the appearance of Olympic hammer champion Dilshod Nazarov was one of the highlights of the Asian Championships, and the towering thrower didn't disappoint the crowd gathered at Kalinga Stadium on the third day of the championships in Bhubaneswar, India, on Saturday (8).

Nazarov didn't find his rhythm in the initial rounds. However, as the competition progressed he built momentum and stamped his class in the final round with a 76.69m effort. It was the second best winning throw this season for the 32-year-old from Tajikistan who won the continental title for the fourth time. His first came in Guangzhou in 2009.

Nazarov began his continental success as the U20 champion in Singapore 18 years ago, which he followed with a pair of silvers and a bronze at the senior level before his first triumph in 2009. Nazarov was happy to retain the title.

I am focusing on the upcoming Worlds at London, so I played it safe here, said Nazarov, who heads the Tajikistan Athletics Federation.

The silver in this event went to China's Wang Shizhu was second with 73.81m, just four centimetres better than Korean Lee Ywun-Chul.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan