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Iranian athletes earn Rio berths at Int'l Meeting Kosanov Memorial
Iranian sprinters and shot putter secured spots at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the International Meeting XXV Guzman Kosanov in Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Sprinter Reza Ghasemi earned Iran’s first place at Olympics in the 100 meters with a time of 10:14s.

Another Iranian sprinter Hassan Taftian also finished in the first place in the 100 meters, clocking 10:10s.

Leila Rajabi won a gold medal in the women’s shot put with a throw of 18:04 meters and earned a place at the 2016 Olympic Games

Gusman Kosanov was a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 100 meters. He competed for the USSR in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the 4 x 100 meter relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Leonid Bartenev, Yuriy Konovalov and Edvin Ozolin.

 
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