Family Wife Narges Faal, two daughters
Languages English, Farsi
Higher education Physical Education - University of Tehran: Iran
License number 11081984000
|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.
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in individual 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. Following the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo he underwent a series of injections for the ruptured tendons in his shoulder. (isna.ir, 20 Sep 2021; 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 fencer representing the Islamic Republic of Iran to contest an Olympic medal match. However, he lost the individual sabre bronze medal bout to Kim Jung-Hwan from the Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jun 2017; farsnews.com, 11 Aug 2016; en.mehrnews.com, 11 Aug 2016)
Other information COACHING
In 2021 he began coaching the Iranian national youth team and the Mes Sungun team of the Iranian fencing league. In September 2022 he moved to Sweden and became head coach of LUGI Faktning. He has also served as a coach for the Swedish national cadet team. (LUGI Faktning Facebook page, 30 Mar 2023; etemadonline.com, 22 Feb 2023; fencing.se, 21 Feb 2023; lugifaktning.se 23 Sep 2022; Instagram profile, 26 Feb 2022; mehrnews.com, 01 Jan 2022; isna.ir, 20 Sep 2021)
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 National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (varzesh3.com, 28 Jul 2020; straitstimes.com, 21 Jun 2017)
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