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Mohammed Yaseen Mohammed

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMohammed Yaseen•Mohammed
Used nameMohammed Yaseen•Mohammed
Original nameمحمد ياسين•محمد
Born1 July 1963
Died24 June 2020 in Örebro (SWE)
Measurements67, 74 kg
NOC(s) Iraq

Biography

Mohammed Yaseen Mohammed took up weightlifting at the age of 11, and within a year won the Iraqi junior national weightlifting championships as a lightweight, a prelude to the many that he would win at the senior level. At the age of only 17, he represented his country at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where he placed 17th in the lightweight category. Four years later, at the Los Angeles Games, he was sixth in the middleweight division. In-between, he won bronze as a middleweight at the 1982 Asian Games. Following his retirement from active competition, he moved to Sweden, where he died in June 2020, after having contracted COVID-19 a few months earlier.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1980 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Lightweight, Men Olympic 17 Representing Iraq    
1984 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 6 Representing Iraq    

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