Iranian swimmer Alirezaei pulls out of Olympics

August 10, 2008

TEHRAN -- Iranian swimmer Mohammad Alirezaei has pulled out of the Olympic Games on Saturday because of illness.

The 100-meter breaststroke swimmer was carried to a hospital in Beijing, according to the Iranian Swimming Federation officials.
Alirezaei swam 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:03:3 minutes last month in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and advanced to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Alirezaei was the first Iranian swimmer to book an Olympic place