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male powerlifter Majid Farzin prepares to lift the bar

Majid Farzin

Powerlifting
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Siamand Rahman is the most popular Iranian powerlifter. But Majid Farzin has also made his way to the top of the world and there are few that can challenge him.

Farzin is probably in the best moment of his career. In 2017 he won his second World Championships title in Mexico City eight years after his first.

One year before, he sealed his second Paralympic gold medal at Rio 2016. Farzin has so far competed at three Games, winning two golds and one silver.

The last time he lost was at the 2014 Asian Para Games, when he finished second to China’s Gu Xiaofei, his strongest opponent.

Farzin enjoys watching football and his sporting hero is former player and coach Ali Daei. His impairment is a result of the effects of polio.

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Tehran, IRI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Farsi
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Management - Azad University: Tehran, IRI

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para powerlifting in 2003.
Why this sport?
A friend suggested he start a sport so he joined the Takhti club in Ardabil. His first coach noticed his potential for powerlifting and he stayed with the sport.
Club / Team
Mehrani Club: Tehran, IRI
Name of coach
Davoud Behtaj

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Iran
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Korea

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Iranian football player Ali Daei. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 2
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -80 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 1
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00kg Final 2017-12-05 1