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Russian long jumper Darya Klishina has been cleared to compete as a "neutral" athlete at the Rio Olympics, the IAAF has announced.
Athletics' world governing body said in a statement that the 25-year-old, who trains at the IMG Academy in Florida, had become the second athlete to meet its "exceptional eligibility criteria".
But Russian news agency TASS said all other applications from Russian athletes, including pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva, had been rejected.
The head of the legal department at the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexandra Brilliantova, was quoted by TASS as saying: "The refusals were received by everyone, except for Klishina."
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Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has become the first athlete to be granted permission to compete at the Rio Olympics under a neutral flag.
The 29-year-old 800m runner passed the "exceptional eligibility" guidelines set out by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The IAAF voted last month to maintain a global competition ban on the All-Russia Athletic Federation.
Stepanova turned whistleblower after receiving a ban for abnormalities with her biological passport.
She and her husband colluded with a journalist in secretly taping Russian athletes and coaches, which exposed the systemic and state-sponsored doping programme.
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