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ABEDINI Mojtaba

sabre
Rank21
Pts75.000
Age37
HandR

Personal Information

Family Wife Narges Faal, two daughters

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Persian

Higher education Physical Education - University of Tehran: Iran

License number 11081984000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
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

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in sabre at the 2019 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (varzesh3.com, 26 Mar 2020)

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

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

Injuries In early 2020 he began suffering from a shoulder injury, which was later found to be a tendon rupture. He did not train with the Iranian national team for 10 months as a result of the injury and the COVID-19 pandemic. (varzesh3.com, 19 Dec 2020)

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)

Ambitions To win an individual medal and a team gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (varzesh3.com, 26 Mar 2020; irna.ir, 13 Apr 2021)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the Athletes' Commission of the Fencing Confederation of Asia [FCA]. In July 2020 he was elected vice president of the Athletes' Commission of the Iranian National Olympic Committee. (straitstimes.com, 21 Jun 2017; varzesh3.com, 28 Jul 2020)

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