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Harting wins 3rd straight men's discus at worlds

Robert Harting of Germany wins the men's discus at the world championships for 3rd time

Harting wins 3rd straight men's discus at worlds

MOSCOW (AP) -- Olympic champion Robert Harting of Germany won his third straight discus world championship title Tuesday, beating Piotr Malachowski of Poland for gold.

Harting threw 69.11 meters and held off Malachowski, who finished with 68.38. Gerd Kanter of Estonia, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2007 world champion, took bronze with 65.19.

Malachowski had ended Harting's winning streak at 35 meets early in the season but the German still came up big at the most important moment of the season.

In a traditional ritual, Harting ripped his shirt apart in celebration of the gold.

Updated : 2021-05-12 14:01 GMT+08:00