Page back
NAJAFZADE Said
Sport Para athletics
NPC Azerbaijan   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthSumqayit, AZE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12, T12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sumqayit, AZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Azerbaijani, Russian, Turkish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 10 in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan.
Why this sport?
"My mother was involved in athletics. The sport was popular in our area, everyone did it. And there were very good coaches in Sumqayit [Azerbaijan] who passed on their love for athletics."
Name of coach
Vladimir Zayets [personal], AZE
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T12 long jump at the 2021 European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2021; paralympic.org, 02 Jun 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't stop when you need to continue." (Instagram profile, 23 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2021 Long Jump T12 7.03
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2021 Long Jump T12 6.97