Olympics: Nazarov Wins Hammer For Tajikistan's First Gold Medal

Olympics: Nazarov wins hammer for Tajikistan's first gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Augst,2016) - Dilshod Nazarov handed Tajikistan its first ever Olympic gold medal when he won the men's hammer on Friday. Nazarov, world silver medallist in Beijing last year, heaved a best of 78.68 metres to finish ahead of Belarus' convicted doping cheat Ivan Tsikhan (77.79m).

Poland's Wojciech Nowicki claimed bronze with a best of 77.73m. "The reaction back home is going to be hard to imagine.

I've got hundreds, maybe thousands of 'likes' on my Facebook account, so I think the country were behind me tonight," said Nazarov. "Everything was very good but I am so tired after the competition. "The heat wasn't a problem, because in my country it is almost the same, it is normal."