Bijan Zarnegar

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Bijan Zarnegar
Personal information
Born (1940-03-25) March 25, 1940 (age 77)
Kermanshah, Iran
Died April 21, 2017(2017-04-21)
Tehran, Iran
Sport
Sport Fencing

Bijan Zarnegar (Persian: بیژن زرنگار ‎‎, born 25 March 1940 in Kermanshah, Iran) is an Iranian practitioner of fencing.

He started fencing when he was 18 years old in Tehran while studying at the Police University in Tehran. He worked as a police officer while he was practicing fencing. He competed in the individual and team foil, épée and sabre events at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1]

He became Asian fencing champion in 1968 in the Men's individual epee. He was captain of the Iranian national fencing team from 1969 to 1979 and again from 1989 to 1995. He was the coach of women fencing team who won a gold medal in the Asian games in 1974. This is particularly important as it is the only gold medal that Iranian women athletes have ever won in international competition. As of 2015, he lives in Tehran.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bijan Zarnegar Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-18.