Family Wife Narges Faal, two daughters.
Residence Tehran, IRI
Languages English, Persian
Higher education Physical Education - Tehran University: Iran
|Kish Island (IRAN), 2009-01-10||Kish Island (IRAN), 2010-01-09||Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-03-22|
|Padoue (ITALY), 2017-02-03|
|Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-15|
|Suwon City (KOREA), 2014-07-02||Shanghai (CHINA), 2013-06-04|
|Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25|
|Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-14|
|Seoul (KOREA), 2016-03-25||Moscow (RUSSIA), 2018-05-11|
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]
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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