Navab Nassirshalal

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Navab Nassirshalal
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Navab Nassirshalal at 2012 Summer Olympic
Personal information
Full nameNavab Nassirshalal
Nationality Iran
Born (1989-04-01) April 1, 1989 (age 30)[1]
Ahvaz, Iran
EducationPhysical education[2]
Alma materIslamic Azad University Masjed Soleyman Branch[3]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight104 kg (229 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Iran
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)105 kg
ClubMelli Haffari Company Ahvaz Sports Club[1]
Coached byKourosh Bagheri[1]
Updated on 26 July 2012.

Navab Nassirshalal (Persian: نواب نصیرشلال‎, pronounced [næˈvvɒːb-e næsiːrʃæˈlɒːl]; born 1 April 1989) is an Iranian weightlifter who won a gold medal in the men's 105 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He began weightlifting at the age of 15 and has also won a bronze medal in the 94 kg class snatch at the 2007 Asian Weightlifting Championships, silver in the 94 kg clean and jerk and bronze overall at the 2009 edition, and gold in the 105 kg category in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Nassirshalal was born on April 1, 1989 in Ahvaz[4] and raised in Masjed Soleyman in the Khuzestan Province of Iran. He started weightlifting because of his father[5] at the age of 15,[2] out of the National Iranian Oil Company club in the oil-rich city of Masjed Soleyman.[6] As of 2012 he was studying physical education at the Islamic Azad University Masjed Soleyman Branch[3] and was coached by Kourosh Bagheri of the Iranian national team,[1] a two-time Asian and 2001 World Champion in the 94 kg division.[7] He is a member of Melli Haffari Company Ahvaz Sports Club.[1]

Career[edit]

Nassirshalal made his international debut at the 2006 World Junior Weightlifting Championships in the 94 kg category, where he placed fifth. He earned two bronze medals at the 2007 edition, as well as silver at the 2007 Asian Junior Weightlifting Championships.[2] He also competed at the Asian Championships senior level that year, winning bronze in the 94 kg class snatch.[8] He won another bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Championship[2] before advancing permanently to the senior division in 2009, where he took silver in the 94 kg clean and jerk and bronze overall at the 2009 Asian Weightlifting Championships.[9] After skipping the 2010 season and switching to the 105 kg division, he next appeared at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships, placing sixth overall. He won his first international gold medal at the 2012 Asian Weightlifting Championships in the 105 kg snatch category.[10] A technical error in the clean and jerk portion, however, left him out of contention for any more medals at this tournament. He was then selected to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where, despite competing with an aching knee,[11] he won a silver medal in the 105 kg division, behind Oleksiy Torokhtiy of Ukraine but later upgraded to the gold medal position following Torokhtiy's disqualification for doping.[1] He participated in the same event at the 2014 Asian Games and the 2015 World Championships, but failed to set a mark in the clean and jerk in both cases.[12][13]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 105 kg 183 183 184 5 222 227 229 1 411 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Championships
2011 France Paris, France 105 kg 175 180 185 7 211 211 223 5 403 6
2015 United States Houston, United States 105 kg 181 181 186 6 220 223 226 -- -- --
Asian Games
2014 South Korea Incheon, South Korea 105 kg 176 181 184 3 217 219 219 -- -- --
Asian Championships
2007 China Tai'an, China 94 kg 154 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 191 6 345 4
2009 Kazakhstan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan 94 kg 164 169 171 5 197 197 207 2nd, silver medalist(s) 376 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2012 South Korea Pyeongtaek, South Korea 105 kg 183 183 187 1st, gold medalist(s) 225 225 225 -- -- --
World Junior Championships
2006 China Hangzhou, China 94 kg 151 156 158 7 183 189 194 5 350 5
2007 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 94 kg 156 161 164 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 193 198 203 4 354 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2008 Colombia Cali, Colombia 94 kg 164 171 174 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 194 199 211 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 363 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Navab Nasirshalal". Athletes. London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. August 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  2. ^ a b c d Mollahosseini, Mohammad (August 3, 2012). زندگینامه: نواب نصیرشلال [Biography: Navab Nasirshalal] (in Persian). Hamshahri. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  3. ^ a b کسب اولین مدال نقره المپیک 2012 لندن توسط دانشجوی واحد مسجدسلیمان (in Persian). Islamic Azad University Masjed Soleyman Branch. Archived from the original on 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  4. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (August 2012). "Navab Nasirshelal Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  5. ^ نواب نصیر شلال: یک تفکر حرفه ای می گوید به مدال فکر نکنی بدستش می آوری/ دیدم نقره دارم، راضی شدم (in Persian). Khabar Online. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  6. ^ آشنایی با مدال آوران ایران؛ نواب نصیرشلال (in Persian). tarafdari.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  7. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (August 2012). "Kouroush Bagheri Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  8. ^ "2007 Tai'an". Asian Weightlifting Federation. 2007-04-28. Archived from the original on 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  9. ^ "21 st Asian Senior Women's 40 th Asian Senior Men's Weightlifting Championships". Results. Asian Weightlifting Federation. 2009-05-16. Archived from the original (DOC) on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  10. ^ "2012 Asian Championships". Results by Events. International Weightlifting Federation. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  11. ^ نواب نصیر شلال: خوشحالم دل ملت ایران را شاد كردم (in Persian). Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  12. ^ "Weightlifting - Men's 105kg Group A". Results. 2014 Asian Games. 2014-09-26. Archived from the original on 2014-12-27. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  13. ^ "Results by Event: 2015 World Weightlifting Championships". International Weightlifting Federation. November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-01.

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