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By Reuters in Moscow | China Daily | Updated:2013-08-15 08:02 
Germanys Robert Harting tears up his shirt after winning the discus final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Tuesday. Adrian Dennis / Agence France-PresseGermanys Robert Harting won his third successive world discus title in impressive style on Tuesday when his throw of 69.11m, the fourth-longest of the season, was too good for perennial runner-up Piotr Malachowski of Poland, who took another silver.Harting, the reigning Olympic and European champion and world runner-up in 2007, has been the most consistent performer all season. But with Malachowski the only man to break 70m this year, it was always likely to be close.The German set the early pace with a 68.13m second throw then, after clattering his third into the cage, he launched his gold-winning fourth.Malachowski responded strongly, but his 68.36 was not enough and Harting, with the title in the bag, sent his final throw 68.08.Former world and Olympic champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia took the bronze with a throw of 65.19m.Harting then toyed with a mass of photographers waiting for his now-trademark celebration and duly delivered by ripping off his shirt before starting his lap of honor.”It was a bit of a joke for the photographers – it was to make them do a bit of sport and chase me,” said Harting, who first ripped his vest off after his dramatic personal best, last-throw victory over Malachowski at the Berlin world championships in 2009.”It was a special win because this year was very hard for me. My body didnt have everything right, so my mind power had to be right,” the 28-year-old said.”Every year it gets harder.”Malachowski was frustrated with his nights work, especially as he was keen to match compatriot Pawel Fajdeks victory in the hammer throw on Monday.”I dont know what happened, but my first three throws were just not me,” he said.”Maybe I was too nervous, too motivated. I felt there was no real energy in my attempts.”(China Daily 08/15/2013 page22)PhotoChina beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualificationBayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions LeagueGuoan swoops for LucasRussia banned from Pyeongchang Winter OlympicsXiao wows en route to first pro triumphHot putter lifts Fowler, Woods flashes old formMost PopularHighlightsChina beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualificationBayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions LeagueGuoan swoops for LucasWhats HotChina beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualificationSpecialNHL plays in ChinaTwo years since winning Winter Olympic bid: Snow and ice sports in ChinaWinter sports tourism escalates in China after 2022 Winter Olympics bidCharting Xis efforts to turn Winter Olympics a successBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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