Quick facts

Birthdate

September 3, 1985

Birthplace

Vancouver, BC

Residence

Vancouver, BC

Sport

Goalball

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Santiago 2023

Toronto 2015

Ahmad Zeividavi began playing goalball at the age of 14 and went on to compete at the elite level in 2009. He pursued goalball because it is a Paralympic-only sport specifically for people with a visual impairment and he really enjoyed the sport right from the start. To Zeividavi, sport represents entertainment, fun, hard work, and teamwork. Sport has helped him feel pride and joy in representing his country.

One of Zeividavi’s most memorable moments in his goalball career was when Canada defeated the U.S. to qualify for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Zeividavi has also competed at the IBSA World Championships and World Games.

He helped Canada win bronze at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, which earned the team a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2011, 2015, 2019 Parapan American Games.

PERSONAL

Canadian national team member since 2010… He was born blind in Iran into a family of seven children… Played for the Iranian national team for four years… Left his homeland in his early 20s…Married with two daughters… Executive director of the House of Omeed and full-time missionary with the Baptist Journal Conference of Canada…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 World Championships 13th

2019 Parapan American Games 3rd

2018 World Championships 12th

2016 Paralympic Games 8th

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games 10th

2011 Parapan American Games 4th