Pestano sets new Spanish record in discus

2008-07-28 00:42:32 GMT       2008-07-28 08:42:32 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

MADRID, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Mario Pestano took advantage of home soil to set a new Spanish discus record in Tenerife on Sunday.

The local boy, who already held the Spanish record, beat his previous best throw of 68,61 meters, which he set back in May this year.

Pestano threw a record distance of 69,50 meters in the fourth round of the final of the Spanish championships.

The mark was the third best of 2008, behind 71,88 of Estonian Gerd Kanter and 71,25 from Lithuanian Virgilijus Alekna.

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