Kamran Panjavi

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Kamran Panjavi (Persian: کامران پنجوی‎, born 6 February 1975) is a British-Iranian weightlifter.

Born in Iran, he came to Britain in 1997 and waited several years for citizenship.[1][2]

At the 2003 World Weightlifting Championshipshe participated for Britain as soon as he obtained his citizenship.[3][4]

He qualified for Olympic 2004 at the 2004 European Weightlifting Championships in Ukraine, with a total of 255 kg ( the only male lifter) .[4]

He competed for Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but did not finish due to a back injury.[2][5]

At the 2005 European Weightlifting Championships he ranked 8th with a total of 260 kg.[4]

At the 2005 Commonwealth Championship in Melbourne, Australia he ranked 1st with a total of 261 kg.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinese one-two in 62kg". BBC. 2004-08-16. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  2. ^ a b Oconnor, Ashling (2004-08-17). "British hopes for a medal end in weightlifting". London: Times Online. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Road to Athens: Kamran Panjavi". BBC. 2004-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Panjavi, Kamran (GBR)". IAT Weightlifting Database. 
  5. ^ "PANJAVI Kamran". International Weightlifting Federation.