Mojtaba Abedini

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Mojtaba Abedini
Mojtaba Abedini 2015 WCh SMS-EQ t172335.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s) Mr.Abedini
Country represented Iran
Born (1984-08-11) 11 August 1984 (age 32)
Savadkuh, mazandaran, Iran
Residence Savadkuh, mazandaran, Iran
Weapon(s) sabre
Hand right-handed
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
National coach(es) Peyman Fakhri
Personal coach(es) Grigory Kiriyenko
FIE Ranking current ranking

Mojtaba Abedini Shourmasti (Persian: مجتبی عابدینی شورمستی‎‎; born 11 August 1984) is an Iranian sabre fencer.[1]

He qualified to the men's sabre event of the 2012 Summer Olympics through the zone tournament held in Wakayama City, becoming the first Iranian fencer to compete at the Olympics.[2] He was defeated in the first round by Romania's Florin Zalomir. He also competed in men's sabre event at the 2016 Summer Olympics and reached the semifinals by a series of fine performances against the likes of Andriy Yahodka, Gu Bon-gil and Vincent Anstett but missed the chance to go on the podium when he was defeated by Daryl Homer in the semifinals and Kim Jung-hwan in the Bronze medal match.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ London2012.com
  2. ^ "Iran fencer Mojtaba Abedini makes history". Tehran Times. 20 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mojtaba Abedini's Olympic results". Sport Reference. Retrieved 22 February 2015.