Sajjad Moradi

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Sajjad Moradi
Personal information
Nationality Iranian
Born (1983-03-30) March 30, 1983 (age 34)
Lordegan, Iran
Sport
Sport Track
Event(s) 800 metres, 1500 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 metres: 1:44.74[1]
1500 metres: 3:37.09[1]

Sajjad Moradi (Persian: سجاد مرادی ‎‎, born 30 March 1983[2]) is an Iranian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. He holds multiple national records for Iran from various track disciplines. Moradi is a gold medalist in the Asian Games, Asian Athletics Championships, Asian Indoor Games, and Universiade. He also competed at three Summer Olympic Games in 2004, 2008, and 2012.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Lordegan. Sajjad is the older brother of Amir Moradi (born 1990), who is also an elite track athlete specializing in the 800 and 1500 metres.

Running career[edit]

2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

Barely 21 years old, Moradi ran sixth heat at the men's 800 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics with a time of 1:49.10, exiting in the first round. In his heat, Moradi lost out to older and more experienced Ivan Heshko and Amine Laâlou.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Moradi ran both the men's 800 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the men's 1500 metres of the same competition. For the 800, he narrowly missed qualification for the final 800, running a 1:46.08 just one place behind the last finals qualifier.

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Moradi ran the men's 800 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He ran fifth heat of the race and ran a time of 1:48.23, qualifying for the next round. In the semifinal, however, he got disqualified for a lane violation.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2001 Asian Junior Championships Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 6th 800 m 1:53.21
2002 Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 7th 800 m 1:51.72
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 11th 1500 m 3:50.25
Asian Junior Championships Bangkok, Thailand 2nd 800 m 1:48.30
3rd 1500 m 3:54.22
2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 4th 800 m 1:47.38
2004 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 2nd 800 m 1:48.48
2nd 1500 m 3:56.00
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 21st (h) 800 m 1:50.06
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 61st (h) 800 m 1:49.49
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (h) 800 m 1:45.88
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 3rd 800 m 1:44.74
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.75
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 24th (h) 800 m 1:51.67
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 12th 1500 m DNF
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 2nd 800 m 1:52.22
2nd 1500 m 3:47.01
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.64
Asian Indoor Games Macau 1st 800 m DNF
1st 1500 m DNF
World Championships Osaka, Japan 36th (h) 800 m 1:46.75
21st (sf) 1500 m 3:46.21
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th (sf) 800 m 1:46.08
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 800 m 1:48.02
1500 m DNF
World Championships Berlin, Germany 23rd (h) 800 m 1:47.68
Asian Indoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam 1st 800 m 1:48.48
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 1st 800 m 1:48.58
1500 m DNF
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st 800 m 1:45.45
2nd 1500 m 3:37.09
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 2nd 800 m 1:46.35
2nd 1500 m 3:43.30
Universiade Shenzhen, China 11th (h) 800 m 1:48.10
1500 m DNF
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 14th (sf) 800 m 1:46.17
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 33rd (h) 800 m 1:48.23
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 8th 800 m 1:56.09
4th 1500 m 3:41.60

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IAAF. "Athlete profile for Sajad Moradi". 
  2. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 

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