DUSHANBE, August 13, 2013, Asia-Plus -- Tajik athlete Dilshod Nazarov has finished fifth in hummer throw at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

According to the 2013 IAAF World Championships’ website, Dislhod Nazarov finished 5th among 12 athletes, throwing 78.31 meters.

Two Tajik athletes participated at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow – Dilshod Nazarov and Vladislav Ovcharenko (200m race).  Ovcharenko got no mark in the qualifying round and thus failed to make it through to the next round.

Born on May 6, 1982, Dilshod Nazarov is a Tajik track and field athlete who specializes in the hammer throw. He has represented his country at the Olympic Games on three occasions (in 2004, 2008 and 2012).

He has competed four times at the World Championships in Athletics (2005 to 2011), but has been most successful at regional competitions: he won medals at four consecutive Asian Athletics Championships and was the hammer champion at the Asian Games in 2006 and 2010. He won his first global medal (a silver) in 2010 at the IAAF Continental Cup.

Nazarov performed less well in the 2012 season and his best throw that year was 77.70 m.  He still managed to place tenth at the 2012 London Olympics, but he was down in fifth on the IAAF Challenge circuit.  He rebounded at the start of 2013 by setting a personal best of 80.71 meters to win at the Hallesche Werfertage meet.