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Robert Harting adds Euro gold

Updated: June 30, 2012, 4:23 PM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI -- Two-time reigning discus world champion Robert Harting of Germany added the European Championships title on Saturday, beating Olympic gold medalist Gerd Kanter.

A strong throw of 224 feet, 1 inch in the rain and cold gave him a title that had eluded him, meaning only Olympic gold is missing for the 27-year-old German.

While others struggled in the conditions, Harting thrived. He had been yearning for the rain.

"I wished for a rainy competition before London and I ...

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