Naturalized Iranian shot putter who is known for competing in several Olympic games for the country of Iran. She is also known for posting a variety of her workout techniques and lifestyle pictures to her over 310,000 Instagram followers.
She first began competing in 2002 when she entered the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica where she placed fifth. She continued to excel before competing in her first Olympic games in 2012.
She broke the Iran national record in shot put by 3 meters in 2007.
She was born and raised in Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union. She went on to acquire Iranian citizenship and converted to Islam.