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Sadegh Kalhor

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Languages
English, German, Persian
Higher education
Psychology - University of Karaj: Iran

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age three. He began para-skiing seven months after his accident at age 18.
Why this sport?
He has four brothers who skied at national level in Iran, so he naturally followed them into the sport as a child. After his accident he wanted to remain active, so he began para-skiing as he already loved the sport.

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Iran
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Nagano, JPN

General interest

Most influential person in career
His brothers. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Effort. Effort. Effort." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Iran's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Milestones
After first competing at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games, he became the first Iranian athlete from any sport to compete at multiple editions of the Paralympic Winter Games when he took part in 2002 in Salt Lake City. Since then, he became the first Iranian to compete at three, four and five editions of the Paralympic Winter Games after taking part in 2006, 2010 and 2014. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
Several of his brothers were members of the Iranian national ski team, and also act as his coaches. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated after he skied into a cable hidden in the snow at age 18. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Other information
BUSINESS OWNER
He owns a supermarket in Iran. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)