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Iran's Taftian Secures Olympic 2020 Quota Spot

25 Aug 2019, 16:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian sprinter Hassan Taftian secured his place at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

- Sports news -

Taftian won the gold medal at the men's 100 meter event at IAAF Diamond League in Paris, clocking 10.03.

Turkish Emre Zafer Barnes finished in second place with a time of 10.19, and Gavin Smellie from Canada crossed the line with 10.25.

Taftian also represented Iran at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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