Rajabi at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Birth name||Tatsiana Ilyushchanka|
April 18, 1983 |
Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||110 kg (243 lb; 17 st 5 lb)|
|Country|| Belarus (2001–2007)
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||18.13 m (outdoor)|
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.
- Rostampour, Mehdi (1 August 2012). دختری از بلاروس که بوشهری شد [A girl from Belarus who became Bushehri]. BBC Persian (in Persian). Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- 2012 Olympics Official Profile
- "Iranian shot putter Leila Rajabi complains about not having a coach". Tehran Times. January 13, 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
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