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First Iranian female weightlifter joins Olympic Games

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian weightlifter Parisa Jahanfekrian received the first Iranian Olympic quota in this sport.

After receiving the first bronze medal by Yekta Jamali in world championships in Uzbekistan, the Olympic quota was the second important and historic event for Iranian women in weightlifting .

Jahanfekrian, who had missed the event in Uzbekistan due to an injury, received the Olympic quota after the Samoan representative was removed from this list.

Iranian female athletes have so far received 11 Olympic quotas.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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