Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus took silver in hammer throw with the result 77.79m on Friday, August 19. The gold went to Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan, while bronze was won by Wojciech Nowicki from Poland won bronze.
Nazarov took the lead in the first round and was immediately overtaken by Tsikhan, but he recovered first place in round three and remained on top.
Both men recorded their best throws in the fifth round, with Nazarov hurling the metal ball 78.68 metres, compared with 77.79 for the Belarusian.
Ivan Tsikhan missed the 2012 Olympics after a sample he had given during the 2004 Athens games was retested and found to contain a banned substance. He began a two-year ban in late 2012, returning to competition in 2015.