Jalal Keshmiri

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Jalal Keshmiri
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Iran
Asian Games
Gold 1974 Tehran Shot put
Gold 1974 Tehran Discus
Silver 1966 Bangkok Discus
Silver 1970 Bangkok Shot put
Silver 1970 Bangkok Discus
Bronze 1966 Bangkok Shot put
Asian Championships
Gold 1973 Manila Discus
Silver 1975 Seoul Discus

Jalal Keshmiri (Persian: جلال کشمیری‎), (25 March 1939 – 6 February 1999) was an Iranian shot putter and discus thrower who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]

After moving to the United States, he went by the name Joe Keshmeri. Competing in the masters division with a birthdate one year earlier than listed, he briefly held the masters M60 world record in the shot put.

His son Kamy Keshmiri competed for the United States in the discus throw, winning the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year, a silver medal at the 1988 World Junior Championships in Athletics, a gold at the 1989 Summer Universiade, and a silver at the 1990 Goodwill Games before his career was cut off by doping violations.[2]

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