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Name RAJABI Leyla
NOC IRI - Iran Iran Date of Birth 18 APR 1983
Residence Gender Female
Height 183 cm Weight 90 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
27 SEP 2014 19:30 Women's Shot Put Final Final 2 17.80

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
6Shot Put2010Guangzhou, CHN16.51
Olympic Games
21Shot Put2012London, GBR17.55
World Championships
25Shot Put2009Berlin, GER16.60
Shot Put2013Moscow, RUSDNS
Asian Championships
2Shot Put2013Pune, IND18.18
3Shot Put2011Kobe, JPN16.60
3Shot Put2009Guangzhou, CHN16.71

Detailed Information

Biography
Higher education Physical Education
Spouse & Children Husband Peiman Rajabi, daughter Emili
Languages Spoken Farsi, Russian
Sporting / famous Relatives Her husband Peiman Rajabi has represented Iran in sprint running. Her aunt was a professional kayaker and a former national champion of the Soviet Union. (iraneconomist.com, 21 Oct 2013; bbc.co.uk, 01 Aug 2012)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
At age 14 her sports teacher discovered her talent for shot put. (iraneconomist.com, 21 Oct 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
She had been interested in athletics since she was a child. (iraneconomist.com, 21 Oct 2013)

Ambitions
To win gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (padidehnews.com, 15 Jun 2014)

Awards
She was named Iranian Sportswoman Of The Year in 2010. (aipsmedia.com, 5 Jan 2010)

General
NATIONALITY CHANGE
After marrying Iranian athlete Peiman Rajabi she gained Iranian citizenship, changed her name from Tatsiana Ilyushchanka to Leyla Rajabi, and joined Iran's female national athletics team. (bbc.co.uk, 01 Aug 2012)

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