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POURMIRZAEI Mansour
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Iran   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthRafsanjan, IRI
Height1.80 m
Weight 154 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
Rafsanjan, IRI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Persian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para powerlifting in Rafsanjan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Why this sport?
"I was interested in sports since childhood. I followed my brother into bodybuilding and did it for four years until age 20. After that a good friend introduced me to the local team for athletes with an impairment and I began powerlifting."
Club / Team
Kerman Province [IRI] / Mes Rafsanjan [IRI]: Iran
Name of coach
Ali Asghar Ravasi [national]; Ali Fakhravar [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Iran
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
General Interest
Hobbies
Sport, going to the gym. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and breaking the world record in the +107kg category at the 2013 Asian Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019; paralympic.org, 17 Dec 2013)
Most influential person in career
Coach Seyedreza Hosseini. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Soviet and Russian Greco-Roman wrestler Aleksandr Karelin. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (irna.ir, 2 Apr 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019)
Other information
HONOURING SIAMAND RAHMAN
He is targeting gold in the +107kg category at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo to honour the memory of fellow Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman, who died due to cardiac arrest in 2020. Rahman won gold in the +100kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and in the +107kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "Siamand's death was a bitter event for me, I did not imagine that one day I would succeed him in this situation, but fate has dealt me a different hand. I have said many times that the Paralympic gold medal belongs to Siamand Rahman and I am going on behalf of the Iranian people to win it." (SportsDeskOnline, 03 May 2021; irna.ir, 2 Apr 2021; insidethegames.biz, 10 Jun 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2021 +107kg 241.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 +107kg 265.0
2 2017 +107kg 241.0
2 2019 +107kg 236.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 107kg 196
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 +107kg 255
2 2018 +107kg 248