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Saman Pakbaz



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T12, F12

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 12.
Why this sport?
He first trained in taekwondo for a few months, but did not enjoy the sport and decided to quit. His friend then suggested that he try athletics. "For about a year, I only went to athletics to lose weight, but little by little, I started to participate in provincial competitions. In fact, I did not know from the beginning that I had such an ability, but with success in provincial competitions, I started to realise that I had a talent for it."
Name of coach
Bahman Rezaei [national]

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first national medal in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (, 08 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His mother, his brother Mohsen, and his first coach Khosrow Rahimizadeh. (, 08 Sep 2016)
He won a gold and a silver medal at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, despite sustaining a back injury several weeks before that had limited his training in the lead-up to the competition. (, 08 Sep 2016)
Famous relatives
His older brother Mohsen served as his coach at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 08 Sep 2016; NPC, 01 Aug 2016)
To win a gold medal and set a world record at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 08 Aug 2017;, 07 Dec 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-22 2
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-22 1
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2017-07-23 2