Iran at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Iran at the Olympic Games

Flag of Iran
IOC code  IRI
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Website www.olympic.ir (Persian) (English)
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 17 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Mahmoud Namjoo
Medals
Rank: 14
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Iran competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 17 athletes and represented Iran in the 1956 Olympics.[1][2]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 2 2
Weightlifting 7 7
Wrestling 8 8
Total 17 0 17

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Weightlifting 1 1
Wrestling 2 2 4
Total 2 2 1 5

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Emam-Ali Habibi Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg
 Gold Gholamreza Takhti Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg
 Silver Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg
 Silver Mehdi Yaghoubi Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg
 Bronze Mahmoud Namjoo Weightlifting Men's 56 kg

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men[3]
Athlete Event Time Rank
Ali Baghbanbashi Marathon Did not finish
Athlete Event 100m LJ SP HJ 400m 110m H DT PV JT 1500m Total Rank
Najmeddin Farabi Decathlon 12.1
572
6.25
575
11.31
524
1.70
656
52.3
684
17.4
372
28.73
347
3.30
438
41.23
375
4:24.8
560
5103 12

Weightlifting[edit]

Men[4]
Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Mahmoud Namjoo 56 kg 100.0 102.5 130.0 332.5 3
Hossein Zarini 60 kg 92.5 92.5 120.0 305.0 13
Henrik Tamraz 67.5 kg 115.0 105.0 145.0 365.0 5
Ebrahim Peiravi 75 kg 107.5 117.5 147.5 372.5 7
Jalal Mansouri 82.5 kg 132.5 122.5 162.5 417.5 4
Hassan Rahnavardi 90 kg 140.0 127.5 157.5 425.0 4
Firouz Pojhan +90 kg 147.5 132.5 170.0 450.0 4

Wrestling[edit]

Men's freestyle[5]
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Final round Rank
Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour 52 kg Bye  Chinazzo (ITA)
W 3–0
 Delgado (USA)
W 3–0
 Asai (JPN)
W 3–0
 Akbaş (TUR)
W 3–0
2
 Tsalkalamanidze (URS)
L Fall
Mehdi Yaghoubi 57 kg  Shakhov (URS)
W 3–0
 Jameson (AUS)
W Fall
 Pandey (IND)
W Fall
 Dağıstanlı (TUR)
L 1–2
 Lee (KOR)
W 3–0
2
Nasser Givehchi 62 kg  Geldenhuys (RSA)
W 3–0
 Hall (GBR)
W Fall
 Penttilä (FIN)
L 1–2
 Şit (TUR)
L 0–3
Did not advance 6
Emam-Ali Habibi 67 kg  Anderberg (SWE)
W Fall
 Tóth (HUN)
W 3–0
 Bielle (FRA)
W 3–0
 Nizzola (ITA)
W 3–0
 Kasahara (JPN)
W 3–0
 Bestayev (URS)
W Fall
1
Nabi Sorouri 73 kg  Singh (IND)
W Fall
 Fischer (USA)
L 0–3
 Petkov (BUL)
W 3–0
 de Villiers (RSA)
W 3–0
Did not advance 4
Abbas Zandi 79 kg  Katsuramoto (JPN)
W 3–0
Bye  Atlı (TUR)
L 0–3
 Hodge (USA)
L Fall
Did not advance 7
Gholamreza Takhti 87 kg  Theron (RSA)
W Fall
 Steckle (CAN)
W Fall
 Ohira (JPN)
W Fall
 Coote (AUS)
W Fall
 Kulayev (URS)
W 3–0
1
 Blair (USA)
W 3–0
Hossein Nouri +87 kg  Mehmedov (BUL)
L 0–3
 da Silva (NZL)
W 3–0
 Kaplan (TUR)
L Fall
Did not advance Did not advance 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad". LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. p. 262. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad". LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. pp. 303 and 344. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad". LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. pp. 636–648. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad". LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. pp. 660–675. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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