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08/14/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran's Taftian Strolls into Olympics 100m Semis

Source: Tasnim News Agency


Iranian athlete Hassan Taftian
(photo by Payman Yazdani, ISNA

Iranian athlete Hassan Taftian qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 100m semi-final on Saturday.The Iranian athlete advanced to the semis with a time 10.17 seconds.

Update: On Sunday, the 23-year-old Iranian athlete took part in the men's 100-meter semifinal race at the Olympic Stadium, and clocked 10.23 seconds to come last in his group, and did not manage to claim a spot in the final challenge.


Hassan Taftian at a practice session
(photo by Payman Yazdani, ISNA

The crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro were waiting for the main event and they were not disappointed as Jamaica's Usain Bolt qualified for the 100m semi-final.

His compatriot Yohan Blake and the 2012 bronze medalist Justin Gatlin of the USA also qualified for the event.

The 100m semifinals are scheduled to take place on Monday (15 August).

 

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