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RAFIEI Meisam
Iceland
ISL
MeisamRafiei
Date of Birth21/03/1986
Age29
Height178 cm/5'10"
Weight58kg/127lbs
GenderM
Medals

Profile

NicknameMeisam
School, universityReykjavik University
Started competing1993
Language(s) spokenIcelandic , English, Farsi (native)
Club nameArmann
CoachTomas Santiago Rodriguez Segura
Hobbies

Swimming, walking climbing mountains and travel

Major sporting achievements

WJCh (Greece) - 1st | World Military Championships (South Korea) - 1st

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

WJCh (Greece) - 1st

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Meisam started training Taekwondo at an early age in Iran. Two of his older brothers are Taekwondo coaches and Meisam was a part of Iran's national team at 14. At a young age Meisam won three big titles in youth championships in Greece and Korea. In 2010 Meisam came to Iceland to train and teach Taekwondo. He soon became a national head coach and then a competitor for Iceland in international tournaments. Meisam is ranked 56th in the world after competing in many of last year's big G tournaments in Taekwondo. Meisam is now inspiring to fulfill his dream of competing on behalf of Iceland in the Olympics in Rio 2016.

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