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Leila Rajabi
Leila Rajabi at the 2016 Summer Olympics 12.08.2016 01.jpg
Rajabi at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Birth name Tatyana Ilyushchanka
Nationality Belarus/Iran
Born April 18, 1983 (1983-04-18) (age 38)
Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Residence Bushehr, Iran
Education Physical education
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Weight 110 kg (243 lb; 17 st 5 lb)
Spouse(s) Peyman Rajabi
Sport
Country  Belarus (2001–2007)
 Iran (2007–Present)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
Club Mokhaberat Bushehr
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 18.13 m (outdoor)

Leila Rajabi (Persian: لیلا رجبی, born Tatyana Ilyushchanka on 18 April 1983 in Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Naturalized Iranian shot putter of Belarusian origin.

She acquired Iranian citizenship and converted to Islam after she married Iranian athlete Peiman Rajabi. She changed her name to "Leila Rajabi" and decided to represent Iran instead of her birthplace Belarus. Rajabi immediately broke Iran national record in shot put, improving it about 3 metres and currently is the record holder.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Belarus
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 5th 16.18 m
2005 European Cup First League Leiria, Portugal 2nd 17.19 m
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 7th 16.49 m
2006 European Cup Winter Throwing Tel Aviv, Israel 6th 17.37 m
2007 European Cup Winter Throwing Yalta, Ukraine 4th 16.43 m
Representing  Iran
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 25th (q) 16.60 m
Asian Indoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam 1st 17.07 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 3rd 16.71 m
2010 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 1st 17.32 m (NR)
West Asian Championships Aleppo, Syria 1st 17.43 m
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 6th 16.51 m
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 3rd 16.60 m
2012 Asian Indoor Championships Hangzhou, China 2nd 17.51 m
World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 12th (q) 17.29 m
West Asian Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1st 16.96 m
Olympic Games London, England 21st (q) 17.55 m
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 2nd 18.18 m
Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 1st 17.02 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 2nd 17.80 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 18th (q) 17.04 m
2016 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 16.02 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 32nd (q) 16.34 m
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