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Sajjad Moradi

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Nationality  Iranian
Height  1.83 m
Sport  Track
Weight  68 kg
Name  Sajjad Moradi
Events  800 metres, 1500 metres
Role  Athlete

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Born  March 30, 1983 (age 32) (1983-03-30) Lordegan, Iran
Personal best(s)  800 metres: 1:44.74 1500 metres: 3:37.09

Sajjad Moradi (Persian: سجاد مرادی ‎‎, born 30 March 1983) 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.

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Biography

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.

2004 Summer Olympics

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

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

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.

References

Sajjad Moradi Wikipedia


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