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Roohallah Rostami



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Tehran, IRI
Farsi, Persian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 at age 17 in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Why this sport?
"Due to my impairment type I could choose between Para powerlifting and wheelchair basketball and at age 17 I took up powerlifting. My main motivation for entering sport was my family, especially my father, and they helped me from the very beginning to achieve my goals."
Club / Team
Tehran Province: Iran
Name of coach
Ali Asghar Ravasi [national]; Ali Fakhravar [national]

International debut

Competing for
United States

General interest

Sport, going to the gym, reading, watching films, exercising. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 67.5kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, claiming gold in the 72kg category at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, and securing gold in the 80kg category at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 May 2021; Athlete, 18 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Iranian Para powerlifters Kazem Rajabi Golojeh and Siamand Rahman. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019, 21 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Iranian Para powerlifter Kazem Rajabi Golojeh. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You get out what you put in." (, 20 Dec 2020; Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 19 Apr 2021)
He was born with an impairment to his spinal cord due to polio. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2019)
Other information
He received a two-year ban from competition after testing positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine while competing at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was stripped of his silver medal in the 72kg category and his suspension began on 07 April 2014. (, 15 Jul 2014)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 67.50kg Final 2010-07-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -67.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-02 2
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 2