Amir Mohammad Hosseini

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Amir Mohammad Hosseini

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Born7. November 1998
Tehran, Iran
NationalityIranian
CitizenshipIran
EducationAir Force construction
OccupationTaekwondo practitioner
Known forTaekwando athlete

Amir Mohammad Hosseini , born on 7 November 1998 in Tehran) is an Iranian Taekwondo practitioner who lives in Hamburg, Germany. He is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) refugee athlete scholarship holder for 2020 Summer Olympics.[1] He participated in 2019 World Taekwondo Championships – Men's lightweight[2] in Manchester and European Championships 2019[3] and also in 2021 European Taekwondo Championships[4] as a refugee athlete. He won silver medal at German open 2016[5]

Career

Being influenced by national champions like Hadi Saei and Yousef Karami encouraged him to start Taekwondo at the age of eight. Later at the age of 15 he became the vice-champion of Iran´s Student championships. He also became Tehran's champion three times Continuously. When Amir was forced to flee his home in Tehran due to the dangers faced by his family, it was taekwondo that helped him restart his life anew in Germany. He left Iran in 2012 and started to participate at national and international tournaments in Europe since 2013[6] and because of his impressive Resume in 2019 he became one of the only 50 People in the world to receive scholarship for Tokyo Olympics 2020[7] which is delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic and it is going to take place in the summer of 2021[8].

Events

Event G-Rank Event Date Location Place Ranking Points
Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships G-12 15-19 May 2019 Manchester, UK 17 12.70
G4 Extra European Championships G-4 1-3 November 2019 Bari, Italy 17 4.23
1st WTF President's Cup-European Region G-2 7-10 April 2016 Bonn, Germany 17 0.53
Croatia Open 2019 G-1 9-10 November 2019 Zagreb, Croatia 5 2.16
German Open 2019 G-1 30-31 March 2019 Hamburg, Germany 5 1.62
Dutch Open Taekwondo Championships 2019 G-1 9-10 March 2019 Eindhoven, Netherlands 9 1.13
Greece Open 2018 G-1 19-21 October 2018 Athens, Greece 5 1.62
Polish Open Warsaw Cup 2018 G-1 14-16 September 2018 Warsaw, Poland 9 1.13
Belgian Open 2018 (Kyorugi Divisions) G-1 16-18 March 2018 Lommel, Belgium 9 0.76
Slovenia Open 2018 G-1 24-25 February 2018 Maribor, Slovenia 9 0.76
Luxembourg Open 2016 G-1 9-10 July 2016 Luxembourg 9 0.38
Austrian Open 2016 G-1 4-5 June 2016 Innsbruck, Austria 5 0.54
GERMAN OPEN 2016 G-1 23-24 April 2016 Hamburg, Germany 2 1.50

References

  1. "refugee-olympic-team-tokyo-2020-shortlist-announced". Olympic channel.
  2. "Event: Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships". www.simplycompete.com. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  3. "G4 Extra European Championships" (PDF).
  4. "2021 European Senior Championships - WT G4" (PDF).
  5. "Taekwondoka überzeugen bei German Open". RP ONLINE (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  6. "Tournaments". www.simplycompete.com.
  7. "scholarship holders in contention for Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020". www.insidethegames.biz.
  8. "Japan's Suga insists delayed Tokyo Olympics will go ahead in 2021". www.aljazeera.com.

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