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Hamed Amiri

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54

Further personal information

Residence
Khorramabad, IRI
Languages
Farsi

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
Para athletics coach Mostafa Bahrami encouraged him to try the sport. "After two years at home on the couch after my accident I wanted to prove that whatever situation I found myself in, I am an athlete and I don't give up on sport. Para athletics gave me hope and a new life."
Club / Team
Lorestan Province: Iran
Name of coach
Mohsen Shahrokhi

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family, particularly his mother. (irna.ir, 22 Oct 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"An impairment is not a limitation. People are capable of advancing in any situation. If an ability is taken from you, be sure that you are strengthened in another." (farsnews.com, 10 Nov 2018)
Other sports
Before his accident he competed in strongman competitions, in discus, and won medals in weightlifting at national level in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (farsnews.com, 10 Nov 2018; aflakvarzeshi.ir, 12 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (farsnews.ir, 09 Nov 2020)
Impairment
In December 2012 he was involved in a car accident on his way to training for a strongman competition. The incident resulted in spinal cord injuries. (mirmalas.com, 28 Dec 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final Round 2016-09-16 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2017-07-20 3
Men's Javelin F54 Final 1 2017-07-23 2