Jul 23, 2021, 9:11 AM
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Iran’s weightlifting Olympians announced

Tehran, IRNA – Iran Weightlifting Olympians announced the initial list of Iranian athletes attending Tokyo Olympics, saying that Ali Hashemi and Ali Davoudi would represent Iran in the competitions.

The current edition of Olympic Games would see lower number of weightlifting athletes from around the world given International Olympic Committee decreased the number of quotas because of several doping scandals.

Iran received 2 quotas in men’s category and 2 in women’s. Iranian weightlifters could fill two men’s quotas, but in women’s category only one athlete could qualify for the games.

According the final list released by Iran Weightlifting Federation, Ali Hashemi in the 109kg category and Ali Davoudi in the +109kg category would represent Iran in Tokyo Olympic competitions.

However, Iran’s only representative in women’s games, Paris Javanfekrian, failed to attend because of injury.

Weightlifting competitions will begin in August 3.

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