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Kazem Rajabi Golojeh

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started bodybuilding in 1988 and powerlifting in 1995 in Maineh, Iran.
Why this sport?
He initially started body building in 1988 to strengthen his feet [he was diagnosed with polio aged two, causing him to become paraplegic]. His friends encouraged him to take up competitive powerlifting in 1995, and he was automatically hooked.
Name of coach
Davoud Behtaj

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2007 he was nominated for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. He was nominated after breaking two world records in the over 100kg category in 2006. (laureus.com, 03 Apr 2007)
Impairment
He suffered from polio aged two. (laureus.com, 03 Apr 2007)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -100 kg Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -100 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's +100 kg Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's +100 kg Final Round 1
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Over 100.00kg Final 2010-07-30 9999