Pole Malachowski takes long-awaited discus gold

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Posted: Aug 29, 2015 9:01 AM

BEIJING, (Reuters) - Piotr Malachowski of Poland claimed the discus gold medal at the world championships on Saturday with a throw of 67.40 meters.

The 32-year-old Pole dominated the event to finally win the world title after landing silver medals in 2009 and 2013 and being Olympic runner-up in the same Bird's Nest Stadium seven years ago.

The silver went to Philip Milanov, who broke the Belgian national record with 66.90 meters and Malachowski's Polish team mate Robert Urbanek took bronze with 65.18.

(Reporting by Steven Downes, editing by Ed Osmond)