Amir Reza Khadem

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Amir Reza Khadem
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Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2008
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 693,603[1]
Personal details
Born Amir Reza Khadem Azghadi
(1970-02-10) February 10, 1970 (age 48)
Mashhad, Iran
Political party Independent
Other political
Principlists Pervasive Coalition (2008)
Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran (2004)
Alma mater Shahid Beheshti University
Sports career
Country  Iran
Sport Wrestling

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 brother 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.[citation needed]

He is currently Vice Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in Legal, Parliamentary and Provincial Affairs, has been appointed for the position on 30 December 2013.[2]