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Iran sprinter gains qualification for Tokyo Olympics
Iranian sprinter, Farzaneh Fasihi

Tehran, IRNA – Farzaneh Fasihi, a female Iranian sprinter, could qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics slated for July 2021.

Deputy head of Iran's caravan at the Olympics, Peiman Fakhri, told reporters that Fasihi's qualification is under universality quota.

Universality quota is an opportunity given to one male or one female from countries to gain qualification for Olympic games.

After allocating universality quota to Fasihi, number of Iranian female athletes who had been qualified for Tokyo Olympics reached nine.  

Iranian athletes have obtained 65 qualifications for the 2021 Olympics and the figure will be 66 after official announcement of Mehdi Pir-Jahan's, Fakhri said.

Due to the deadly coronavirus which has killed near four millions worldwide since its outbreak in December 2019, the Olympic Games like many other sports events and social meetings were postponed to another time.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics are slated for July 23-August 8, 2021.

Also, Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are planned to be held on August 24 until September 5, 2021, in the Japanese capital.

In a related development, Soraya Aqaei became the first Iranian woman who could qualify for the Olympics in badminton. Iran gained such qualification after 13 years.

Iran sprinter gains qualification for Tokyo Olympics

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