Iran´s sports celebrity Ehsan Hadadi opened his season with 66.60m. Mahmoud Samimi, also Iran´s, followed him with 64.64m. The meet was held in Shiraz.
Hadadi got his first world stage medal last year in Daegu where he landed on bronze. His personal best stands on 69.31, thrown in Tallinn 2008. This is also the standing Asian record.
After a remarkable row of strong victories over the absolute world class throwers he was comfident months before the Beijing Games. Unhappily he injured his shoulder which ruined his Olympic dream, and also the wealth that comes together with a world stage success if you are Iranian.
After a long peeking he found his way last year with consistent throws that were followed by the culmination in Daegu.
Source: Polish Athletics Federation