Ehsan Haddadi

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Discus Thrower
Date of Birth January 20, 1985
Place of Birth Tehran, Iran
Age 36 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Ehsan Haddadi

Ehsan Haddadi is an Iranian discus thrower. He is 193 cm and 127 kg. The 2004 Asian Junior Champion, he won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto, the inaugural Iranian to win a medal at any global athletics competition. In 2005 he won the Asian Championships in Incheon with a throw of 65.25 metres. In December 2006, he added another gold medal to his record, winning the title at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. In 2007, he won the Asian Championships in Amman and defended his title. His personal best throw is 69.32 m, achieved on June 3, 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the current Asian record. Because of his good performance over the whole season 2008 he was considered a medal contender entering the 2008 Summer Olympics but he ranked 17th with a 61.34 meters throw and failed to qualify for the final, Haddadi blamed his poor results on his injuries.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Discus
Personal best(s): 69.32 (AR), (3 June 2008, Tallinn)

About Ehsan Haddadi

Discus thrower who won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Before Fame

He was a gold medalist at the 2004 World Junior Championships.


He has won multiple gold medals at the Asian Games and Asian Championships.

Family Life

He was born in Tehran, Iran.


At the 2012 Olympics he finished just ahead of reigning gold medalist Gerd Kanter.

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  • Olympic silver medalists for Iran
  • Olympic athletes of Iran
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