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Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Iran   
Weight 100 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He started bodybuilding in 1988 and powerlifting in 1995 in Maineh, Iran.
Why this sport?
He initially started body building in 1988 to strengthen his feet [he was diagnosed with polio aged two, causing him to become paraplegic]. His friends encouraged him to take up competitive powerlifting in 1995, and he was automatically hooked.
Name of coach
Davoud Behtaj
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2007 he was nominated for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. He was nominated after breaking two world records in the over 100kg category in 2006. (, 03 Apr 2007)
He suffered from polio aged two. (, 03 Apr 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 100kg 225.0
1 2010 +100kg 265.0