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    Siamand Rahman

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    Islamic Republic of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Para powerlifting 21 March 1988

    Tehran, Iran

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    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Type of Impairment Impaired range of motion
    Further Personal Information
    Languages Kurdish, Persian
    Higher education Law - Azad University: Iran
    Sport Specific Information
    When and where did you begin this sport? He began Para powerlifting in 2007 in Oshnavieh, Islamic Republic of Iran.
    Why this sport? He always had a powerful physique so his family and coaches encouraged him to try powerlifting. He immediately enjoyed the sport.
    International Debut
    Year 2008
    Competing for Iran
    General Interest
    Hobbies Swimming. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
    Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 May 2021; Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
    Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2018)
    Hero / Idol Iranian freestyle wrestler Gholamreza Takhti. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
    Awards and honours He was named Best Powerlifter at the 2018 Asia-Oceania Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. (paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2018)

    In September 2016 he was voted the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] Best Male Athlete of the Month in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was also named the IPC Athlete of the Month for October 2014 and July 2015. (paralympic.org, 14 Oct 2016, 11 Aug 2015; insidethegames.biz, 10 Nov 2014)
    Milestones He became the first Para powerlifter to lift over 300kg when he won gold in the +107kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (insidethegames.biz, 01 Mar 2020; paralympic.org, 01 Nov 2016)
    Impairment He had an impairment to both legs due to the effects of polio. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019; hindustantimes.com, 17 Feb 2017)
    Other information PASSED AWAY
    In March 2020 he died at the Nabi-akram Hospital in West Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, following a cardiac arrest. (Iran National Paralympic Committee, 06 May 2020; insidethegames.biz, 01 Mar 2020)

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