Personal Information

Family Wife Narges Faal, two daughters.

Residence Tehran, IRI

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Persian

Higher education Physical Education - Tehran University: Iran

World Cup1214
Kish Island (IRAN), 2009-01-10Kish Island (IRAN), 2010-01-09Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-03-22
Padoue (ITALY), 2017-02-03
World Championship--11
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-15
Zone Championships-134
Suwon City (KOREA), 2014-07-02Shanghai (CHINA), 2013-06-04
Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25
Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-14
Grand Prix-112
Seoul (KOREA), 2016-03-25Moscow (RUSSIA), 2018-05-11

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing as a teenager in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Why this sport? He followed another member of his family into the sport.

Name of coach Peyman Fakhri [national]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Most influential person in career Coach Peyman Fakhri. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2013)

Hero / Idol Russian fencer Stanislav Pozdnyakov. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2013)

Injuries He has sustained injuries to his knee and his ankle during his career. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2013)

Sporting philosophy / motto "A fencer has to have the strength of a basketball player, the flexibility of a gymnast and think like a chess player." (jamejamonline.ir, 07 Jul 2015)

Milestones At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he became the first Iranian fencer to contest an Olympic medal match, but he lost the bronze medal bout to Korean Kim Young-Hwan. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jun 2017; farsnews.com, 11 Aug 2016; en.mehrnews.com, 11 Aug 2016)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the Athletes' Commission of the Fencing Confederation of Asia [FCA]. (straitstimes.com, 21 Jun 2017)


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