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Mohammad Khalvandi

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
Khorramabad, IRI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Farsi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 10.
Club / Team
Kermanshah Province: Iran
Name of coach
Mostafa Bahrami

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Iran
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in 2012 [F57/58 javelin throw] and 2016 [F57 javelin throw]. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, and at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tehrantimes.com, 24 Oct 2016)
Impairment
He was born with club foot and polio. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2017; aparat.com, 07 Mar 2013)
Other information
SURGERY POSTPONEMENT
He had planned to have a left ankle operation after the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I changed my mind. If I had undergone surgery I would have missed the [2017] world championships in London and 2018 Asian Para Games. I am going to go under the knife after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games." (tehrantimes.com, 01 Jan 2017; tehrantimes.com, 24 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-20 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 2016-09-12 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2017-07-18 2