Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei

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Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei
Personal information
Nationality Iranian
Born (1983-03-21) March 21, 1983 (age 37)
Borujerd, Iran
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport Track
Event(s) 400 metres, 800 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 metres : 46.51 [1]
800 metres : 1:45.90 [2]
Updated on former partner: m. Toosi.

Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei (Persian : احسان مهاجر شجاعی, born 21 March 1983 in Borujerd) is an Iranian middle distance track athlete who specialized in the 800 metres. Mohajer Shojaei was a bronze medalist in the 2006 Asian Games and 2011 Asian Athletics Championships, a competitor at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and a gold medalist at the 2007 Summer Universiade (his first gold medal in an international competition). He was born only one day off of the birth date of fellow countryman Sajjad Moradi, with whom Shojaei ran numerous 800 metres races in international competition.


Running career

Mohajer Shojaei made his debut on the world stage at the age of 19, when he ran a time of 1:50.08 (min:sec) in the 800 metres race at the 2002 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Thailand.

He won his first gold medal at the 2007 Summer Universiade, running the 800 in 1:46.04, which at the time was his personal best. From this point he gained form for next year's Olympic Games. However, Shojaei did not qualify past the first round in the 800-m race at the 2008 Summer Olympics, running a slightly slower (in comparison to his blistering Universiade victory) 1:49.25.

Competition record

2002 Asian Junior Championships Bangkok, Thailand 5th800 m1:50.08
2003 World Championships Paris, France 21st (sf)800 m 1:47.71
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 6th (h)800 m 1:48.97 [3]
2004 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 5th800 m 1:49.76
3rd1500 m 3:56.06
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 6th800 m 1:47.96
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 800 m DNF
1500 m DNF
4th4 × 400 m relay 3:08.75
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 3rd800 m 1:47.43
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 7th800 m 1:57.81
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 1st800 m 1:46.04
Asian Indoor Games Macau 2nd800 m 1:50.22
2008 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd800 m 1:48.68
World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 15th (sf)800 m 1:49.32
Olympic Games Beijing, China 50th (h)800 m 1:49.25
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 9th (h)800 m 1:50.65
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 6th800 m 1:49.44
3rd4 × 400 m relay 3:08.58


  1. All-Athletics. "Profile of Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei".
  2. IAAF. "Athlete profile for Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei".
  3. Did not finish the final

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