Mehdi Memari, widely known as Med, currently resides in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Born on September 21, 1986, in Lorestan, Iran, Med’s life took an unexpected turn on February 4, 2013, when he experienced a life-altering spinal cord injury, resulting in paraplegia at the T11-T12 level. Standing at 5′ 8.4″ (178 cm), he has demonstrated remarkable resilience and determination throughout his journey.
I faced a life-changing incident in a street accident. A car struck me from behind due to the driver's advanced age and blood sugar issues. The impact led to the car's wheel passing over my back, resulting in my spinal cord injury.
The remarkable accomplishments and triumphs of individuals like myself within this sport ignited my interest and motivation to get started.
Observing individuals competing in wheelchairs stirred a deep desire within me to partake in this realm of competitive sports and showcase the strength of the human spirit.
My journey involved a blend of personal prayer and seeking guidance from those with prior experience. Their wisdom and insight have been instrumental in shaping my approach to this endeavor.
Hope, faith, and love serve as my constant motivators. The belief that there's potential for growth, the unwavering faith in my capabilities, and the love for the journey itself keep me moving forward.
I would share the simple truth that if others have achieved greatness, then it's absolutely possible for you to do the same. Let the achievements of fellow individuals pave the way for your aspirations, reminding you that with determination and dedication, every obstacle can be overcome.
• Amateur Contest History
2023 Sheru Classic UK : 3rd Place