Alireza Heidari

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Alireza Heidari
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Representing  Iran
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 96 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Tehran 85 kg
Silver medal – second place 1999 Ankara 97 kg
Silver medal – second place 2002 Tehran 96 kg
Silver medal – second place 2003 New York 96 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Krasnoyarsk 85 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok 85 kg
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan 96 kg
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha 96 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Tehran 85 kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 Tashkent 97 kg
Gold medal – first place 2001 Ulan Bator 97 kg
Gold medal – first place 2003 New Delhi 96 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Xiaoshan 82 kg

Alireza Heidari (Persian: علیرضا حیدری‎, born March 4, 1976 in Tehran) is a retired Iranian wrestler who competed in the Men's Freestyle 96 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal.

He also competed in Sydney 2000, where he placed 6th. He is also a seven-time Asian champion, and has won a gold medal, three silver medals and a bronze medal at World Championships. Heidari was selected as the 1999 National Sportsman of the Year in Iran.

He has a sister and three brothers.

After his retirement, he bought a mine with nearly eight hundred employees.

Results[edit]

Result Round Opponent Score
1997 World Championship / Russia Krasnoyarsk / 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal / 85 kg
Win Round 1  Christos Alexandridis (GRE) 6–0
Loss Round 2  Les Gutches (USA) 0–3
Win Repechage 1  Yang Hyun-mo (KOR) 1–0
Win Repechage 2  André Backhaus (GER) 8–2
Win Repechage 3  Nicolae Ghiță (ROU) 6–1, Fall
Win Bronze medal match  Khadzhimurad Magomedov (RUS) 5–1
1998 World Championship / Iran Tehran / 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal / 85 kg
Win Round 1  Gary Holmes (CAN) 9–0
Win Round 2  Tatsuo Kawai (JPN) 4–2
Win Round 3  Yang Hyun-mo (KOR) 1–0
Win Semifinals  Yoel Romero (CUB) 2–1
Win Final  Magomed Ibragimov (MKD) 4–0
1999 World Championship / Turkey Ankara / 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal / 97 kg
Win Preliminary round  Dan Karabin (CZE) 10–0
Win Preliminary round  Kim Kil-soo (KOR) 7–0
Win Round of 16  Vadim Tasoyev (UKR) 2–0
Win Quarterfinals  Davud Magomedov (AZE) 5–0
Win Semifinals  Marek Garmulewicz (POL) 3–0
Loss Final  Sagid Murtazaliev (RUS) 3–4
2000 Summer Olympics / Australia Sydney / 6th place / 97 kg
Win Preliminary round  Rolf Scherrer (SUI) 7–1
Win Preliminary round  Ahmet Doğu (TUR) 6–1
Loss Quarterfinals  Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 0–1
Loss 5th place match  Aftantil Xanthopoulos (GRE) Walkover
2001 World Championship / Bulgaria Sofia / 16th place / 97 kg
Win Preliminary round  Rolf Scherrer (SUI) 6–1
Loss Preliminary round  Giorgi Gogshelidze (RUS) 1–4, Fall
2002 World Championship / Iran Tehran / 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal / 96 kg
Win Preliminary round  S. Abdollatif (IRQ) 11–0
Win Preliminary round  Chen Dakuan (CHN) 11–0
Win Preliminary round  Rolf Scherrer (SUI) 3–0
Win Semifinals  Vadim Tasoyev (UKR) 3–0
Loss Final  Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 1–2
2003 World Championship / United States New York / 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal / 96 kg
Win Preliminary round  Igors Samušonoks (LAT) 10–0
Win Preliminary round  George Torchinava (NED) 10–0
Win Round of 16  Aleksandr Shemarov (BLR) 6–6
Win Quarterfinals  Daniel Cormier (USA) 6–3
Win Semifinals  Krasimir Kochev (BUL) 3–1
Loss Final  Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 0–4
2004 Summer Olympics / Greece Athens / 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal / 96 kg
Win Preliminary round  Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 3–2
Win Preliminary round  Antoine Jaoude (BRA) 10–0
Win Quarterfinals  Rustam Aghayev (AZE) 5–0
Loss Semifinals  Magomed Ibragimov (UZB) 4–6
Win Bronze medal match  Daniel Cormier (USA) 3–2
2006 World Championship / China Guangzhou / 5th place / 96 kg
Win Round of 32  Daniel Cormier (USA) 2–1 (2–0, 0–1, 7–0)
Loss Round of 16  Giorgi Gogshelidze (GEO) 1–2 (0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
Win Repechage 1  Norbert Bödör (SVK) Walkover
Win Repechage 2  Aleksey Krupnyakov (KGZ) 2–0 (1–1, 2–1)
Loss Bronze medal match  Ruslan Sheikhau (BLR) 1–2 (1–0, 0–1, 1–1)

References[edit]

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ali Reza Heidari". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  • Alireza Heydari at United World Wrestling

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