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RAHMAN Siamand
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Iran   
Place of BirthOshnaviyeh, IRI
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Further Personal Information
Kurdish, Persian
Higher education
Law - Azad University: Iran
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para powerlifting in 2007 in Oshnavieh, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Why this sport?
He always had a powerful physique so his family and coaches encouraged him to try powerlifting. He immediately enjoyed the sport.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Swimming. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 May 2021; Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Iranian freestyle wrestler Gholamreza Takhti. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Powerlifter at the 2018 Asia-Oceania Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. (, 24 Sep 2018)

In September 2016 he was voted the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] Best Male Athlete of the Month in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was also named the IPC Athlete of the Month for October 2014 and July 2015. (, 14 Oct 2016, 11 Aug 2015;, 10 Nov 2014)
He became the first Para powerlifter to lift over 300kg when he won gold in the +107kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 01 Mar 2020;, 01 Nov 2016)
He had an impairment to both legs due to the effects of polio. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019;, 17 Feb 2017)
Other information
In March 2020 he died at the Nabi-akram Hospital in West Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, following a cardiac arrest. (Iran National Paralympic Committee, 06 May 2020;, 01 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 +100kg 280
1 2016 +107kg 305
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 +100kg 260.0
1 2014 +107kg 285.0 WR
1 2017 +107kg 285.0
1 2019 +107kg 265.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 +107kg 290
1 2018 +107kg 295