Germany's Robert Harting took the gold medal in the men's discus Olympic finals on Tuesday, beating Iran's Ehsan Hadadi by 0.09 meters. Estonia's Gerd Kanter took silver with a throw of 68.03 meters.
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1. Robert Harting (68.27 meters)
2. Ehsan Hadadi (68.18)
3. Gerd Kanter (68.03)
4. Virgilijus Alekna (67.38)
5. Piotr Malachowski (67.19)
There were no representatives of the United States in the finals. Lance Brooks, who made his first appearance in the Olympics in these summer games, finished 12th in qualification Group B on Monday with a top throw of 61.17 meters. Jason Young was the top U.S. performer in the qualification round, as he finished eighth in Group A. Only the top six finishers in each group advanced to the finals.
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