Hamid Sourian

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Hamid Sourian
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Hamid Sourian
Personal information
Native name حمید سوریان ریحان‌پور
Full name Hamid Sourian Reihanpour
Nationality Iranian
Born (1985-08-24) August 24, 1985 (age 29)
Rey, Iran
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country Iran
Sport Sport wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman 55kg
Club Babak Rey Wrestling Club

Hamid Sourian Reihanpour (Persian: حمید سوریان ریحان‌پور‎, was born in August 24, 1985 in Rey, Iran) is an Iranian wrestler from Tehran province. He is a six-time world champion in Greco-Roman wrestling. Sourian amazingly won both the Junior World Championships and Senior World Championships in 2005. He is also 2007 and 2008 Asian gold medalist. Sourian won the gold medal in the 55 kg Greco-Roman competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

Olympic 2008[edit]

Sourian was a strong favorite to win the gold medal at 55 kg in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but was upset in the quarterfinals by eventual gold medalist Nazyr Mankiev of Russia. Sourian was defeated in the bronze medal match by South Korea's Park Eun-Chul, Sourian had beaten Park in two different world championship finals prior to this Bronze medal match. In both his losses, he lost on tie-breaker criteria.[2]

Summer Olympics 2012[edit]

On 5 August 2012, he won his country's first ever gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, defeating Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov in the 55 kg final.[3][4]

Results[edit]

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Morad Mohammadi
Ehsan Haddadi
Iran Sportsperson of the year
2007
Succeeded by
Vacant