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Shahin Izadyar

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Mashhad, IRI
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Persian
Higher education
Physical Education - Ferdowsi University of Mashhad: Iran

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2002 in Karaj, Republic of Iran, and took up the sport seriously at age 16.
Why this sport?
"My father was a taekwondo practitioner and I went to a taekwondo gym at age seven, but because of the high injury rate and because there was no Para taekwondo at the time, I switched to swimming. It was just for the sake of learning, and also because of my fear of water. I never thought I'd be able to go further in the field."
Club / Team
Hasheminejad: Mashhad, IRI
Name of coach
Mehdi Ziaei [personal], IRI, from 2010

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting Iranian football club Persepolis, spending time with his pets. (ifpnews.com, 24 Oct 2018; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning six gold medals and a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, and competing at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (mashreghnews.ir, 21 Jun 2019; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Athlete at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (sport.detik.com, 15 Oct 2018)
Milestones
At the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia his six gold medals made him the first Iranian Para athlete from any sport to win more than four Asian Para Games gold medals, and the first Iranian Para swimmer to win more than one Asian Para Games gold medal. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (irna.ir, 24 Oct 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2012-08-30 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-08-31 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-09-06 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2012-09-08 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-09 4