Further Personal Information
||Sydney, NSW, AUS
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
|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)
||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)
||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)
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)