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    Siamand Rahman

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    Islamic Republic of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Para powerlifting 21 March 1988

    Tehran, Iran

    male powerlifter Siamand Rahman pumps his fist as he is wheeled onto the stage

    Biography

    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Type of Impairment Impaired range of motion
    Origin of Impairment Congenital
    Further Personal Information
    Residence Oshnaviyeh, IRI
    Occupation Athlete
    Languages Farsi, Kurdish
    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 suited to weightlifting so his family and coaches encouraged him to try powerlifting. He immediately enjoyed the sport.
    Club / Team Rahmani Club: Oshnaviyeh, IRI
    Name of coach Ali Fakhravar
    Training Regime He trains three hours a day, for up to six days per week.
    International Debut
    Year 2010
    Competing for Iran
    Tournament World Championships
    Location Kuala Lumpur, MAS
    General Interest
    Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
    Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
    Hero / Idol Iranian freestyle wrestler Gholamreza Takhti. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
    Awards and honours 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. (paralympic.org, 14 Oct 2016)

    He was named the IPC Athlete of the Month for October 2014 and July 2015. (paralympic.org, 11 Aug 2015; insidethegames.biz, 10 Nov 2014)
    Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 28 Oct 2016)
    Impairment He has impaired use of both legs due to the effects of polio. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018; hindustantimes.com, 17 Feb 2017)
    Other information HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
    He became the first Para powerlifter to break the 300kg barrier when he lifted the weight at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 01 Nov 2016)

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