Behdad Salimikordasiabi

Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Alma Nosrati, daughter Selin [2016]
Residence
Tehran, IRI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Persian
Higher education
Physical Education - Qaemshahr University: Iran
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12 in Qa'emshahr, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Why this sport?
He previously practised gymnastics and wrestling, but later realised he enjoyed weightlifting more.
Club / Team
Razi Insurance: Iran
Name of coach
Mohammad Hossein Barkhah [national], IRI
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Iranian weightlifters Hossein Tavakoli and Hossein Reza Zadeh. (presstv.ir, 28 Sep 2010)
Injuries
In October 2015 he tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his knee during training. He required surgery and missed the 2015 World Championships in Houston, TX, United States of America. He returned to competition at the 2016 Fajr Cup in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. (nbcolympics.com, 01 Aug 2016; barbendblog.wordpress.com, 02 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for the Islamic Republic of Iran at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (india.com, 26 Sep 2014; Incheon INFO, 19 Sep 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competition after winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. "I am very happy to end my career with a gold medal. I wanted to make room for the young weightlifters." (insidethegames.biz, 28 Aug 2018; devdiscourse.com, 28 Aug 2018)

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