Hassan Shahsavan

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Hassan Shahsavan
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1975-12-30) 30 December 1975 (age 39)
Tehran, Iran
Residence North Parramatta, New South
Wales
, Australia[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Hornsby PCYC

Hassan Shahsavan (born December 30, 1975 in Tehran, Iran) is an amateur Iranian-born Australian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's middleweight category.[2] He won a bronze medal for his division at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.[3]

Shahsavan initially selected as a member of the Iranian wrestling team for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, but did not compete. He moved to Australia a year later, and eventually received a citizenship one week too late to qualify for the Australian team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[4]

Shahsavan represented his adopted nation Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's 74 kg class. He received a bye for the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out to Kazakhstan's Roman Melyoshin, with a three-set technical score (0–3, 2–1, 0–5), and a classification point score of 1–3.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morton, Jim (24 January 2012). "Hassan's fortunes due to change". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hassan Shahsavan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hassan Shahsavan wrestles his way to bronze medal". The Sun-Herald. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Third-time lucky for wrestler Hassan Shahsavan". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). 12 August 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 74kg (163 lbs) Round of 16 Final Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 

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