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Ahmad Zeividavi

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Goalball

Hometown

Vancouver, BC

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.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
0 bronze medals

0 bronze medals

2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2012 Summer
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London, England
2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

PERSONAL

Canadian national team member since 2010 after he emigrated from Iran.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships 12th

2016 Paralympic Games 8th

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games 10th

2011 Parapan American Games 4th