Amin Nikfar

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Amin Nikfar
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Personal information
Born (1981-01-02) January 2, 1981 (age 36)
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 130 kg (290 lb)
Sport
Country  Iran
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Amin Abraham Paul Nikfar (Persian: امین آبراهام پل نیک‌فر‎‎, born 2 January 1981 in San Jose, United States) is an Iranian-American shot putter. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004 where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. [1]

Amin finished 1st (Gold) in the 2004 Asian Indoor Championships. He finished tenth at the 2005 Asian Championships. He also competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.

His personal best throw is 20.05 metres, achieved in July 2011 in Toronto. This is the current Iranian national record.

Amin is the son of Mohammad Nikfar and Diane Nikfar.

Amin received The Big Pi Award in 2012 from Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. [2] It is awarded to alumni Brothers who are held in high esteem by virtue of outstanding accomplishment which brings honor to the Brother and Pi Lambda Phi. It is the "lifetime achievement award" for Pilam and the Big Pi Chapter has become a "who's who" of well-regarded and famous Pilam alumni.

He competed at the London Olympics, but again failed to reach the final.[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Iran
2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 10th Shot put 17.37 m
2004 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 1st Shot put 18.33 m
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2nd Shot put 18.73 m
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 10th Shot put 17.29 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China Shot put NM
2009 Asian Indoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam 1st Shot put 19.66 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 8th Shot put 18.30 m
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 5th Shot put 19.08 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 23rd (q) Shot put 19.18 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 16th (q) Shot put 18.97 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 32nd (q) Shot put 18.62 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 4th Shot put 19.02 m

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