Amin Nikfar
Amin Nikfar

Player Profile
Hometown:
Santa Clara, CA

Height:
6-4

Event:
Shot Put

Amin Nikfar made the Iran Olympic team after he won the shot put at the Flagstaff Invitational on June 26 with a personal-best throw of 65-4 (19.94m). The throw earned Nikfar an Olympic `B' qualifying mark for the upcoming Olympics in Beijing, China, and reset his Iranian national record in the event.

While a student-athlete for the Bears, Nikfar finished 21st at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 57-01.50 mark (17.41m). His toss of 61-7.75 at the 2003 NCAA West Regional inked his name onto Cal's all-time list with the fifth-best mark all-time. In 2004, he would improve his collegiate-best mark to 61-11.00, which still stands fifth on Cal's all-time list. He also finished 21st at the 2004 NCAA Championships (58-2.5).

Nikfar, currently a volunteer coach for the Northern Arizona University track and field team, won the shot put competition in Tehran, Iran, in 2004 for the Iranian National team at the first Asian Indoor Track & Field Championships with a throw of 18.33-meters. He also won the shot put competition at the 2003 Iranian National Championships.

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