Hadir Lazame

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Hadir Lazame
Personal information
Full name Hadir Ali Lazame
Nationality  Iraq
Born (1975-07-01) 1 July 1975 (age 39)
Baghdad, Iraq
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb)
Sport
Sport Judo
Event(s) +100 kg
Club Iraqi Sports Youth Club
Coached by Radi Radi[1]

Hadir Ali Lazame (Arabic: حيدر علي لازم‎; born July 1, 1975 in Baghdad) is a retired Iraqi judoka, who competed in the men's heavyweight category.[2] He represented Iraq at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and has been training throughout his sporting career both in Syria and in Japan as part of the government’s efforts to support the nation's reconstruction process from the war.[1]

Lazame qualified for the men's heavyweight class (+100 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens by receiving a wild card entry slot from the International Judo Federation.[1][3] He ousted early in the opening match to Kazakhstan's Yeldos Ikhsangaliyev, who directly scored an ippon and an uchi mata within a short span of nine seconds.[4] Lazame was also appointed as an Iraqi flag bearer by the National Olympic Committee in the opening ceremony.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Takahara, Kanako (27 July 2004). "Iraqi judoka arrives for Olympic warmup". The Japan Times. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hadir Lazame". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Hersh, Phillip (13 August 2004). "Heading Home". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Judo: Men's Heavyweight (+100kg/+220 lbs) Round of 32". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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