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SALEHI HAJIKOLAEI Ramzan
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Iran   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthQa'emshahr, IRN
Height1.73 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Raha
Residence
Iran
Languages
Persian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up sitting volleyball in 1999 at age 20.
Why this sport?
A high school teacher encouraged him to try the sport. "From childhood, I had the propensity to play volleyball. All my dreams focused around first having a volleyball ball and then playing."
Club / Team
Mazandaran Province: Iran
Name of coach
Hadi Rezaei [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Libero
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Iran
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 14 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Iranian sitting volleyball player Jalil Eimery. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Our Iran, our glory." (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the Best Receiver at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 14 Dec 2015)

He was named the Best Defender at the 2012 Intercontinental Cup in Cairo, Egypt. (paralympic.org, 14 Dec 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 Team  
1 2008 Team  
2 2012 Team  
1 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Team  
1 2018 Team  
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Team