Iran at the 2012 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 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 53 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Ali Mazaheri (opening)
Komeil Ghasemi (closing)
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
4
Silver
5
Bronze
3
Total
12
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Iran competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The nation has competed at every Summer Olympic games, since its official debut in 1948 with the exception of the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics. The National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran sent the nation's second-largest delegation to the Games, falling a single athlete short from Beijing. A total of 53 athletes, 45 men and 8 women, competed in 14 sports. This was also the youngest delegation in Iran's Olympic history, with half the team under the age of 25, and many of them were expected to reach their peak in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Heavyweight boxer Ali Mazaheri was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Iran left London with a total of 12 medals (4 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze), finishing seventeenth in the overall medal standings. This was also the most successful Olympics for the Middle East, winning the largest number of medals received at a single games, and surpassing by just double of the record from Athens. Notable accomplishments included the nation's first gold medals in men's Greco-Roman wrestling, and the nation's first ever medal in athletics, won by discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi.[1][2]

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 9 1 10
Boxing 4 0 4
Canoeing 1 1 2
Cycling 3 0 3
Fencing 1 0 1
Judo 1 0 1
Rowing 1 1 2
Shooting 1 2 3
Swimming 1 0 1
Table tennis 1 1 2
Taekwondo 2 1 3
Weightlifting 6 0 6
Wrestling 13 0 13
Total 45 8 53

Archery[edit]

Two Iranian archers (one man and one woman) qualified for the London Olympics.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Milad Vaziri Men's individual[3] 662 39  Vélez (MEX)
L 1–7
Did not advance
Zahra Dehghan Women's individual[3] 614 55  Avitia (MEX)
L 2–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Iranian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[4][5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Reza Ghasemi 100 m BYE 10.31 4 Did not advance
Sajjad Hashemi 400 m 47.75 6 N/A Did not advance
Sajjad Moradi 800 m 1:48.23 2 Q N/A DSQ Did not advance
Rouhollah Askari 110 m hurdles 13.97 7 N/A Did not advance
Ebrahim Rahimian 20 km walk N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mohammad Arzandeh Long jump 7.84 17 Did not advance
Ehsan Haddadi Discus throw 65.19 6 Q 68.18 2
Kaveh Mousavi Hammer throw 72.70 22 Did not advance
Amin Nikfar Shot put 18.62 33 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Leila Rajabi Shot put 17.55 22 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Iran has so far qualified boxers for the following events.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mehdi Tolouti Light welterweight  Alonso (ESP)
W 16–12
 Yeleussinov (KAZ)
L 10–19
Did not advance
Amin Ghasemipour Welterweight  Maestre (VEN)
L 8–13
Did not advance
Ehsan Rouzbahani Light heavyweight  Monroy (COL)
W 12–10
 Muzaffer (TUR)
W 18–12
 Niyazymbetov (KAZ)
L 10–13
Did not advance
Ali Mazaheri Heavyweight N/A  Larduet (CUB)
L DSQ
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Iran has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ahmad Reza Talebian Men's K-1 1000 m 3:39.504 6 Did not advance
Arezoo Hakimi Women's K-1 200 m 44.576 7 Did not advance
Women's K-1 500 m 1:58.598 7 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Alireza Haghi in men's time trial.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Alireza Haghi Men's road race[7] Did not finish
Men's time trial 57:41.44 36
Mehdi Sohrabi Men's road race OTL
Amir Zargari Did not finish

Fencing[edit]

Men[8]
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mojtaba Abedini Individual sabre  Zalomir (ROU)
L 7–15
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohammad Reza Roudaki Men's +100 kg[9]  Malki (MAR)
L WO
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Iran has qualified for the following boats.

Men[10]
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohsen Shadi Single sculls 7:27.42 6 R 7:11.55 2 QF 7:32.72 6 SC/D 8:20.29 6 FD 7:31.42 22
Women[11]
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Soulmaz Abbasi Single sculls 8:17.46 6 R 8:05.99 2 QF 8:27.28 6 SC/D 8:30.74 6 FD 8:57.98 24

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Shooting[edit]

Iran has qualified three quota places in the shooting events;[12]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ebrahim Barkhordari 10 m air pistol 569 33 Did not advance
50 m pistol 552 27 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Elaheh Ahmadi 10 m air rifle 397 5 Q 499.1 6
50 m rifle 3 positions 567 43 Did not advance
Mahlagha Jambozorg 10 m air rifle 391 43 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 581 14 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Iran has selected one swimmer under the Universality rule.

Men[13]
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohammad Bidarian 100 m freestyle 52.93 42 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Iran has qualified 2 athletes.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Noshad Alamian Men's singles BYE  Han (AUS)
W 4–0
 Tang P (HKG)
W 4–3
 Boll (GER)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Neda Shahsavari Women's singles  Oshonaike (NGR)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Iran has qualified two men and one woman.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohammad Bagheri Motamed Men's −68 kg  Boui (CAF)
W 7–2
 Nikpai (AFG)
W 5–4
 Silva (BRA)
W 5–5 SUP
BYE  Tazegül (TUR)
L 5–6
2
Yousef Karami Men's −80 kg  García (ESP)
L 2–8
Did not advance  Muhammad (GBR)
L 7–11
Did not advance
Sousan Hajipour Women's −67 kg  Marton (AUS)
L 4–5
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Iran has qualified 6 men.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sohrab Moradi Men's −85 kg 167 DNF DNF
Kianoush Rostami 171 5 209 4 380 3
Saeid Mohammadpour Men's −94 kg 183 3 219 6 402 5
Navab Nassirshalal Men's –105 kg 184 =5 227 =1 411 2
Sajjad Anoushiravani Men's +105 kg 204 3 245 2 449 2
Behdad Salimi 208 =1 247 1 455 1

Wrestling[edit]

Iran has qualified 13 quota places.

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle[14]
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hassan Rahimi −55 kg  Naranbaatar (MGL)
W 3–0 PO
 Kumar (IND)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Masoud Esmaeilpour −60 kg  Torres (MEX)
W 3–0 PO
 Zhumagaziyev (KAZ)
W 3–1 PP
 Kudukhov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Dutt (IND)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Mehdi Taghavi −66 kg  López (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Sadegh Goudarzi –74 kg BYE  Terziev (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
 Tigiev (UZB)
W 3–0 PO
 Hatos (HUN)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Burroughs (USA)
L 0–3 PO
2
Ehsan Lashgari −84 kg  Baiduashov (KAZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Nurmagomedov (ARM)
W 5–0 EX
 Urishev (RUS)
W 3–0 PO
 Sharifov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Bölükbaşı (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
3
Reza Yazdani −96 kg BYE  Gadisov (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
 Musaev (KGZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Andriitsev (UKR)
L 0–5 VB
BYE  Gazyumov (AZE)
L 0–5 VB
5
Komeil Ghasemi −120 kg BYE  Bhullar (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
 Taymazov (UZB)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance BYE  Matuhin (GER)
W 3–0 PO
 Dlagnev (USA)
W 3–0 PO
3
Men's Greco-Roman[14]
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hamid Sourian −55 kg BYE  Eraliev (KGZ)
W 3–1 PP
 Módos (HUN)
W 3–0 PO
 Nyblom (DEN)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Bayramov (AZE)
W 3–0 PO
1
Omid Norouzi −60 kg  Sheng J (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
 Angelov (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
 Kebispayev (KAZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Matsumoto (JPN)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Lashkhi (GEO)
W 3–0 PO
1
Saeid Abdevali −66 kg BYE  Yüksel (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
 Guénot (FRA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 11
Habibollah Akhlaghi −84 kg  Shorey (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Ghasem Rezaei −96 kg BYE  İldem (TUR)
W 3–1 PP
 Aleksanyan (ARM)
W 3–0 PO
 Estrada (CUB)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Totrov (RUS)
W 3–0 PO
1
Bashir Babajanzadeh −120 kg  Nadhim (IRQ)
W 3–0 PO
 Patrikeyev (ARM)
W 3–1 PP
 Eurén (SWE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meredith, Luke (8 August 2012). "Iran wins 3 Greco-Roman gold medals in 3 days". AP. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ehsan Haddadi wins Iran's first ever Olympic medal in athletics". payvand.com. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
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  5. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  6. ^ "AIBA London 2012 – Schedule & Results". AIBA. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Men's Road Race". 2012 Summer Olympics Official Website. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Men's Individual Sabre". 2012 Summer Olympics Official Website. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Men's +100kg". 2012 Summer Olympics Official Website. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Results Summary by Event – Men's Single Sculls". International Rowing Federation. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Results Summary by Event – Women's Single Sculls". International Rowing Federation. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Quota places by NATION and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Men's 100m Freestyle – Heats Summary". 2012 Summer Olympics Official Website. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Wrestling Olympic Results". FILA. Retrieved 16 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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