Kaveh Mehrabi is Iran's number one Men's singles badminton player and the first Iranian and West Asian badminton player ever to qualify for an Olympic Games.
In 2003 Kaveh became his country's first professional badminton player. He left his home town of Tehran to join the International Badminton Academy in Denmark under the stewardship of the legendary Michael Kjeldsen.
After more than five and half years of tough training, Kaveh was rewarded for all of his hard work by qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Kaveh had the honor of competing with the sports elite and representing his country in the most prestigious sports event in the world.
Not only did Kaveh achieve his goal on court but he also gained the trust of fellow Badminton Olympians by being elected as one of five members of the Athlete Commission of the World Badminton Federation (BWF).
After more than two years of being a member of this Commission,In December 2010, Kaveh was elected as the Chairman of the BWF's Athletes' Commission. Given this position, Kaveh, represents all the Badminton Players world wide at the Council of the. Kaveh is also a member of three very important Committees at the BWF (the Development , the IOC/ International Relations and the Events Committees )
Iranian badminton player Kaveh Mehrabi has spontaneously offered to get involved and be the link between the badminton community and Peace and Sport’s actions. Already a “Champions for Peace” - a club of 66 high-level athletes supporting Peace and Sport’s worldwide activities – Kaveh is enthusiastic about the undeniable benefits of sport in giving guidance to young people.For more information about Peace and Sport go to the Peace and Sport section of this website or follow the link below to the Peace and Sport website.
Kaveh Mehrabi is also an official Athlete Ambassador for the non-profit organization called Right to Play. As well as providing advertising for the organization on his tournament shirts, Kaveh also helps raise funds and awareness for this Sport for Development organization. For more information about Right To Play go to the Right to Play section of this website or follow the link below to the Right to Play website.
After one year of fighting the battle against cancer,my mother passed away on the 23rd of December 2010.There are no words,which can describe how I feel.My mother and father have been the role models in my life and whatever I have in my life is because of them.I'll always remember her smile and amazing fighting spirit. I thought by dedicating this clip to my mother I can tell you a bit how I feel and how it has been for me....!!
Kaveh would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their continued support. Should you or your company wish to sponsor Kaveh please feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for all sponsorship options.