Rouhollah Dadashi

Rouhollah Dadashi (Persian: روح الله داداشی) (January 24, 1982 – July 16, 2011) was an Iranian Powerlifter, Bodybuilder and Strongman,[1] competing for Iran in international strongman competitions.[2][3][4][5][6]

Rouhollah Dadashi
Born(1982-01-24)January 24, 1982
DiedJuly 16, 2011(2011-07-16) (aged 29)
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Competition record
Iran's Strongest Man
3rd 2004
4th 2007
3rd 2008
1st 2009
1st 2010

He participated five times in Iran's Strongest Man competition, reaching the final round each time, and becoming the champion twice (2009 and 2010).[7]

Dadashi was stabbed and killed on 16 July 2011, 11:45 p.m in a fight which started as an argument with another driver and his passengers.[8][9] On 17 July 2011, two of the killers were arrested by the police in the city of Karaj. The third and main murderer was arrested the next day while trying to escape the city.

Thousands of people attended Dadashi's burial ceremony. He was buried in Imamzadeh Mohammad in Karaj on 18 July 2011.[10]

One of the accused, 17-year-old Alireza Molla-Soltani, was publicly hanged to death. The boy claimed that the stabbing was in self-defense, yet the Court persisted with the death sentence.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "روح الله داداشی قهرمان مسابقات قوی ترین مردان جهان".
  2. ^ "Strongman in 2009 . . . New Federation Being Developed . . . Great Future Predicted for Iran".
  3. ^ Iranian supremacy in the tournament world strongest men[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Strona domeny".
  5. ^ "روحالله داداشی قویترین مرد جهان شد". Archived from the original on 2011-02-26. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  6. ^ Iran International Strongmen Championships in Qeshm Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "داداشي قوي ترين مرد ايران كشته شد".
  8. ^ Ruhollah Dadashi was killed
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Rouhollah Dadashi was buried in Karaj".

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Preceded by
Reza Gharaei
Iran's Strongest Man
2009, 2010
Succeeded by
Moslem Darabi