As a pioneer of his sport, Siamand
Rahman was an inspiration for many in Iran and around the world. He was a
unique ambassador for Paralympic Movement.
He became the first powerlifter to
break the 300kg barrier at the Paralympics. With a lift of 310kg at Rio 2016
broke all world records.
Rahman's Sport Achievements
The Para powerlifting superstar
started his international career in 2008 winning the gold medal at the IWAS
Junior World Games in the USA.
His most memorable sporting
achievements came in 2012 and 2016 when Rahman won two gold medals at the
Paralympic Games in London and Rio, respectively. At Rio 2016, the Iranian
became the first Paralympian to break the 300kg barrier with an amazing lift of
310kg in the men’s over 107kg final.
The Iranian legend was also a
three-time world champion (Dubai 2014, Mexico City 2017 and Nur-Sultan 2019)
and three-time Asian Para Games gold medallist (Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014
and Indonesia 2018).
Siamand Rahman passed away on 1 March
2020, at the age of 32, due to a cardiac arrest. Since then, a series of events
have been organised in Iran to pay tribute to the two-time Paralympic champion.
In May 2021, a giant bust with a
brief history of Rahman’s career was unveiled at the entrance of his hometown
Oshnavieh, in the northwest of the country.
Siamand's legacy will live on.
22 March 1988 - 1 March 2020