Ehsan Bayati was born and raised in Abadan, Iran and has been weightlifting for 38 years since he was 11 years old. His best records are from the now retired u60 kg weight category with a125kg snatch, 152.5 kg Clean & Jerk and best Total of 275 kgs. He has won a total of 72 medals from 1984 till 2017. Ehsan came to New Zealand for the 2017 Master Games where he took gold in his age (45-49) and weight division (u69) in 2017 and has resettled here.
He has successfully done an international coaching weightlifting certification from 2004 through to 2008 and has coached many national and international athletes for the Iranian Federation including the 2016 gold medalist Sohrab Moradi in Doha.
We are very fortunate to have him at Waitakere Olympic Weightlifting where he is currently available for private coaching.