Iran at the Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Iran at the
Olympics
Flag of Iran.svg
IOC code IRI
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Website www.olympic.ir (in Persian) (in English)
Medals
Gold
19
Silver
22
Bronze
28
Total
69
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1980 and 1984 due to boycotts. Iran has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on several occasions since 1956.

Freydoun Malkom, a fencer who competed in the épée event in the 1900 Summer Olympics, was the first Iranian Olympic competitor. Iranian athletes have won a total of 69 medals, all in wrestling, weightlifting, taekwondo, and athletics.

Iran's National Olympic Committee was founded in 1947.

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

The first olympic medal for Iran, Jafar Salmasi
Mahmoud Namjoo, 1956 Melbourne
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
France 1900 Paris 0 0 0 0
1904–1936 Did not participate
United Kingdom 1948 London 0 0 1 1 34
Finland 1952 Helsinki 0 3 4 7 30
Australia 1956 Melbourne 2 2 1 5 14
Italy 1960 Rome 0 1 3 4 27
Japan 1964 Tokyo 0 0 2 2 34
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 2 1 2 5 19
West Germany 1972 Munich 0 2 1 3 28
Canada 1976 Montreal 0 1 1 2 33
1980–1984 Did not participate (Boycotted)
South Korea 1988 Seoul 0 1 0 1 36
Spain 1992 Barcelona 0 1 2 3 44
United States 1996 Atlanta 1 1 1 3 43
Australia 2000 Sydney 3 0 1 4 27
Greece 2004 Athens 2 2 2 6 29
China 2008 Beijing 1 0 1 2 51
United Kingdom 2012 London 5 6 2 13 15
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 3 1 4 8 25
Total 19 22 28 69 44

Medals by Winter Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 0 0
United States 1960 Squaw Valley Did not participate
Austria 1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
France 1968 Grenoble 0 0 0 0
Japan 1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0
Austria 1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1980–1994 Did not participate
Japan 1998 Nagano 0 0 0 0
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 0 0 0 0
Italy 2006 Turin 0 0 0 0
Canada 2010 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Russia 2014 Sochi 0 0 0 0
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 2 1 3 6
Weightlifting 8 6 5 19
Wrestling 9 14 20 43
Total 19 22 28 69

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
 Bronze Jafar Salmasi United Kingdom 1948 London Weightlifting Men's 60 kg 019 August 1948
 Bronze Mahmoud Mollaghasemi Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 0223 July 1952
 Bronze Abdollah Mojtabavi Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 73 kg 0323 July 1952
 Silver Gholamreza Takhti Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 79 kg 0423 July 1952
 Silver Nasser Givehchi Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 0523 July 1952
 Bronze Jahanbakht Tofigh Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 0623 July 1952
 Silver Mahmoud Namjoo Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0725 July 1952
 Bronze Ali Mirzaei Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0825 July 1952
 Bronze Mahmoud Namjoo Australia 1956 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0923 November 1956
 Silver Mehdi Yaghoubi Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 101 December 1956
 Silver Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 111 December 1956
 Gold Emam-Ali Habibi Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 121 December 1956
 Gold Gholamreza Takhti Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 131 December 1956
 Bronze Mohammad Paziraei Italy 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 52 kg 1431 August 1960
 Silver Gholamreza Takhti Italy 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 156 September 1960
 Bronze Ebrahim Seifpour Italy 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 166 September 1960
 Bronze Esmaeil Elmkhah Italy 1960 Rome Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 177 September 1960
 Bronze Ali Akbar Heidari Japan 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 1814 October 1964
 Bronze Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran Japan 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 78 kg 1914 October 1964
 Gold Mohammad Nassiri Mexico 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2013 October 1968
 Silver Parviz Jalayer Mexico 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg 2115 October 1968
 Gold Abdollah Movahed Mexico 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 70 kg 2220 October 1968
 Bronze Aboutaleb Talebi Mexico 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 2320 October 1968
 Bronze Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi Mexico 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 63 kg 2420 October 1968
 Silver Mohammad Nassiri West Germany 1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2528 August 1972
 Bronze Ebrahim Javadi West Germany 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's freestyle 48 kg 2631 August 1972
 Silver Rahim Aliabadi West Germany 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 48 kg 2710 September 1972
 Bronze Mohammad Nassiri Canada 1976 Montreal Weightlifting Men's 52 kg 2818 July 1976
 Silver Mansour Barzegar Canada 1976 Montreal Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 2931 July 1976
 Silver Askari Mohammadian South Korea 1988 Seoul Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 301 October 1988
 Bronze Amir Reza Khadem Spain 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 316 August 1992
 Silver Askari Mohammadian Spain 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 327 August 1992
 Bronze Rasoul Khadem Spain 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 337 August 1992
 Bronze Amir Reza Khadem United States 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 3431 July 1996
 Silver Abbas Jadidi United States 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 100 kg 3531 July 1996
 Gold Rasoul Khadem United States 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 90 kg 362 August 1996
 Gold Hossein Tavakkoli Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 3725 September 2000
 Gold Hossein Rezazadeh Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 3826 September 2000
 Bronze Hadi Saei Australia 2000 Sydney Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 3928 September 2000
 Gold Alireza Dabir Australia 2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's freestyle 58 kg 401 October 2000
 Gold Hossein Rezazadeh Greece 2004 Athens Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 4125 August 2004
 Gold Hadi Saei Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 4227 August 2004
 Bronze Yousef Karami Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4328 August 2004
 Silver Alireza Rezaei Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 4428 August 2004
 Silver Masoud Mostafa-Jokar Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4529 August 2004
 Bronze Alireza Heidari Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 96 kg 4629 August 2004
 Bronze Morad Mohammadi China 2008 Beijing Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4719 August 2008
 Gold Hadi Saei China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4822 August 2008
 Silver Kianoush Rostami United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 85 kg 493 August 2012[a]
 Gold Saeid Mohammadpour United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 94 kg 504 August 2012[b]
 Gold Hamid Sourian United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg 515 August 2012
 Gold Omid Norouzi United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 526 August 2012
 Silver Navab Nassirshalal United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 536 August 2012
 Gold Ghasem Rezaei United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg 547 August 2012
 Gold Behdad Salimi United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 557 August 2012
 Silver Sajjad Anoushiravani United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 567 August 2012
 Silver Ehsan Haddadi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's discus throw 577 August 2012
 Silver Mohammad Bagheri Motamed United Kingdom 2012 London Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 589 August 2012
 Silver Sadegh Goudarzi United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 5910 August 2012
 Bronze Ehsan Lashgari United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 84 kg 6011 August 2012
 Bronze Komeil Ghasemi United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 6111 August 2012
 Gold Kianoush Rostami Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting Men's 85 kg 6212 August 2016
 Gold Sohrab Moradi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting Men's 94 kg 6313 August 2016
 Bronze Saeid Abdevali Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 75 kg 6414 August 2016
 Bronze Ghasem Rezaei Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg 6516 August 2016
 Bronze Kimia Alizadeh Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo Women's 57 kg 6618 August 2016
 Bronze Hassan Rahimi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 6719 August 2016
 Gold Hassan Yazdani Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 6819 August 2016
 Silver Komeil Ghasemi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 125 kg 6920 August 2016
  • a Rostami originally won the bronze medal, but was upgraded to silver on 26 November 2016 after the original silver medalist tested positive for doping.
  • b Mohammadpour originally finished 5th, but was upgraded to the gold medal position on 20 December 2016 since the top four weightlifters tested positive for doping.

Athletes with most medals

# Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg Total
1 Hadi Saei Taekwondo 2000–2008 2 0 1 3
2 Hossein Rezazadeh Weightlifting 2000–2004 2 0 0 2
3 Gholamreza Takhti Wrestling 1952–1960 1 2 0 3
4 Mohammad Nassiri Weightlifting 1968–1976 1 1 1 3
5 Kianoush Rostami Weightlifting 2012–2016 1 1 0 2
6 Rasoul Khadem Wrestling 1992–1996 1 0 1 2
6 Ghasem Rezaei Wrestling 2012–2016 1 0 1 2
8 Askari Mohammadian Wrestling 1988–1992 0 2 0 2
9 Mahmoud Namjoo Weightlifting 1952–1956 0 1 1 2
9 Komeil Ghasemi Wrestling 2012–2016 0 1 1 2
11 Amir Reza Khadem Wrestling 1992–1996 0 0 2 2

Sport by year

Summer Olympics

Sport 00 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Years
 
Aquatics, Diving 1 1
Aquatics, Swimming 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Aquatics, Water polo 11 1
Archery 2 2 1 3
Athletics 1 2 1 8 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 10 10 15
Badminton 1 1
Basketball 13 12 2
Boxing 8 6 4 5 5 6 6 4 5 1 3 4 1 13
Canoeing, Sprint 1 2 1 3
Cycling, Road 4 4 6 6 4 2 2 3 3 3 10
Cycling, Track 4 2 2 4 2 5
Equestrian 1 1
Fencing 1 4 2 13 1 2 6
Football 17 19 17 3
Gymnastics, Artistic 2 1
Judo 1 3 7 6 1 2 6
Rowing 2 2 1 3
Shooting 3 1 4 4 1 1 1 3 5 9
Table tennis 1 1 1 1 2 3 6
Taekwondo 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 5
Volleyball, Indoor 12 1
Weightlifting 5 7 7 7 5 4 3 7 5 6 6 3 6 5 14
Wrestling 7 8 8 12 12 9 14 17 15 16 10 11 13 12 13 12 16
Total 1 36 22 17 25 63 14 50 86 27 40 18 35 38 55 53 63 17

Winter Olympics

Sport 56 64 68 72 76 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
 
Skiing, Alpine 3 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 3 3 2 11
Skiing, Cross-country 1 1 1 2 2 5
Total 3 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 4 5 4 11

See also

External links

  • "Islamic Republic of Iran". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Results and Medalists — Iran". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Iran". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Iran_at_the_Olympics&oldid=841002194"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_at_the_Olympics
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Iran at the Olympics"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA