Amir Reza Khadem

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Amir Reza Khadem
Medal record
Competitor for  Iran
Men’s freestyle wrestling
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona 74 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta 82 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Varna 74 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Tokyo 74 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima 82 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Tehran 74 kg
Gold medal – first place 1993 Ulan Bator 82 kg
Silver medal – second place 1991 New Delhi 74 kg

Amir Reza Khadem Azghadi (Persian: امیررضا خادم ازغدی‎, born February 10, 1970 in Mashhad) is an Iranian wrestler who won Olympic bronze medals in 1992 and 1996. He finished fourth at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and he won the 1991 World Championships, He also won a bronze medal at the 1990 World Championships and the 1992 and 1993 Asian Championships and a silver medal at the 1991 Asian Championships and the 1994 Asian Games.

He was trained by his father Mohammad Khadem, and his younger Rasoul Khadem was another world champion and an Olympic gold medalist of freestyle wrestling.

He was also the first professional athlete in Islamic Republic of Iran Parliament, from 2004 to 2008 he was a representative of Tehran.

He is currently Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs in Legal, Parliamentary and Provincial Affairs, has been appointed for the position on 30 December 2013.


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