Majid Torkan

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Majid Torkan
Medal record
Competitor for  Iran
Men’s freestyle wrestling
World Championships
Gold 1990 Tokyo 52 kg
Silver 1985 Budapest 48 kg
Bronze 1989 Martigny 52 kg
Asian Games
Gold 1986 Seoul 48 kg
Asian Championships
Gold 1983 Tehran 48 kg
Gold 1989 Oarai 52 kg
Gold 1991 New Delhi 52 kg
Silver 1992 Tehran 52 kg

Majid Torkan (born 1965 in Sari) is an Iranian freestyle wrestler in Flyweight class, who won the gold medal by World Championship 1990. Like his fellow Iranian wrestlers in 1980's his sport career was affected by not participation of Iran at the Olympic Games 1984 and World Championships 1986 Budapest and 1987 Clermont-Ferrand.


In 1986, after winning the gold medal at the Asian Games, he was criticized by Iranian media after a TV interview when he said that in Iran he does not have a serious opponent in his weight class. Later he apologized and said that Oveis Mallah is a respected opponent in Iran.