Hobbling Harding plans beer shower after discus win

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – German Robert Harding  suffered through the agony of an injured knee to win the discus  world title  yesterday, and planned to take a beer shower to  douse the pain.

Harding took the gold with a throw of 68.97 metres in Daegu,  with Estonian Gert Kanter claiming silver and Iran’s Eshan  Hadadi the bronze.

Harding was surprised to have thrown as long as he did and  said many of the discus throwers had been nursing injuries in  South Korea.

“Even me, I have problems because my knee hurts so much. At  the qualification we managed to keep the pain down, but today  the injections did not relieve me much,” he said, adding that he  would get his shot put team mate to help him dull the pain with  an unusual remedy.

“I guess I will be limping back to the bus. I will relieve  my knee pain tonight with a beer shower from Ralf Bartels.”

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