Rio olympics kurtis marschall qualifies for games set to start later this year
'They're the greatest of all time' – 'No. 8' to get first call-up, Rio 2016
I'm thrilled and thankful for the great job that Rio Olympics organisers have done in providing the best Olympics we have ever had at a great price.' – Phil Liggett, director, IOC executive committee and Rio 2016 Organising Committee
Mareshev won the silver at the 2012 Games in London, beating the Australian, Steve O'Shea, in a dramatic final-round battle.
He said: 'I want to thank everyone who had supported me through my Olympic career, especially my family and coaches, who have supported me throughout the years. It's been so much fun.'
Mareshev won gold at the 2012 Summer Games, beating his compatriot Alexei Yashin in a spectacular battle
Australian sprinter Michael Johnson was also on the list of finalists as he came third in the men's 4x100m relay, while British sprinter Tom Daley won silver in the men's 100m
Russian athletes at the London Olympics, pictured, including Evgeny Morozov, who also qualified for this summer's events at Rio 2016
Brianna Wirn, who was part of the 2013 London 2012 relay team and is believed to be a possible choice for the 2016 Games in Rio, didn't make the cut with two gold medals still on the line
Mareshev also qualified for the next stage of the 2012 Olympic Games at the 2012 Asian Games in Beijing더킹카지노, where she won the silver.
Wirn also wasn't considered a strong contender with her one gold in the 3,000m final.
Mareshev will move up the ranks to become the first Russian to win two Olympic medals since Ivan Karpov in 2005.
Wirn also qualified for the 4x100m relay for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Games, but that didn't help her in her quest for gold.
The Australian hurdler will move up the ranks to take her third place in the men's 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympics, competing alongside fellow former Olympian Michael Johnson.
Mareshev will join fellow Russian in the race for the 2016 Games