Men's Discus Throw: Germany's Robert Harting Wins Gold Medal

Robert Harting of Germany gave his country its sixth gold medal with a throw of 68.27 meters in the men's discus final Tuesday afternoon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The toss came on his fifth of six throws, besting Iran's Ehsan Hadadi (68.18 meters) and Estonia's Gerd Kanter (68.03 meters).

Hadadi gave Iran its eighth medal at the this year's Olympics and Kanter gave Estonia its second. Harting galloped around the Olympic oval after winning the event, hugging friends and family in the stands.

No Americans qualified for the final field of 12 throwers. Jason Young (62.18 meters), Lance Brooks (61.17 meters) and Jarred Rome (59.57 meters) were all eliminated during qualifying. Germany put two men in the final. Martin Wierig finished in sixth place with a throw of 65.86 meters.

You can find a complete medal tracker at SI.com.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

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