SHAHSAVAN Hassan < Back  
Sport Wrestling - Greco-Roman
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 30 Dec 1975 in Tehran, IRN
Height1.70 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? At the age of 13 in 1988
Why this sport? Iranian wrestler Majeid Torkan inspired him to take up the sport.
Club / Team Hornsby P.C.Y.C : Sydney, NSW, AUS
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at the 2005 Commonwealth Championships. (NOC, 13 June 2008)
Hero / Idol Argentine footballer Diego Maradona. (NOC, 13 June 2008)
Injuries Injured right shoulder during training for the World Championships in 2005. (NOC, 13 June 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs Always wears red when he wrestles. (NOC, 13 June 2008)
Other information FROM IRAN TO AUSTRALIA
He was originally selected to compete for Iran at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, but had a serious dispute with his coach meant he did not compete. This and the politics involved in Iranian wrestling were contributing factors to Hassan's decision to emigrate from Iran to Australia. (wrestling.ca, 04 July 2005)

ATHENS MISS
In 2004, Hassan missed out on selection for the Australian Olympic Team, becoming an Australian citizen one week too late to qualify for the team. (NOC, 13 June 2008)