Emam-Ali Habibi

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Emam-Ali Habibi
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Personal information
Native name امامعلی حبیبی
Full name Emam-Ali Habibi Goudarzi
Nickname(s) "The Tiger of Mazandaran" (ببر مازندران)
Nationality Iranian
Born 1931
Darzikola-e-Akhundi, Mazandaran, Iran
Residence Iran
Sport Wrestling

Emam-Ali Habibi Goudarzi (Persian: امامعلی حبیبی گودرزی‎‎, born May 13, 1931 in Babol, Darzikola-e-Akhundi, a village 3 km from Babol, Mazandaran, Iran) [1] is an Iranian wrestler who competed in Freestyle at the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Habibi also took 4th at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, losing one of his matches by fall to Douglas Blubaugh of the United States. There is a famous poster (among wrestlers) of Habibi being pinned by Blubaugh, because he was so well-respected and this was a major upset at the time. Habibi now resides in Babol, Mazandaran. His nickname was "The Tiger of Mazandaran" (Persian: ببر مازندران‎‎). He is listed in the FILA wrestling hall of fame.


  • Gold Medal Olympic Games 1956 Melbourne, Australia (Cat 67 kg)
  • Gold Medal Asian Games 1958 Tokyo, Japan (67 kg)
  • Gold Medal World Cup Champion 1959 Tehran, Iran (73 kg)
  • 4th place Olympic Games 1960 Rome, Italy (73 kg)
  • Gold Medal World Cup Champion 1961 Yokohama, Japan (73 kg)
  • Gold Medal World Cup Champion 1962 Toledo, Ohio U.S.A. (78 kg)


  1. ^ کتاب فرزند شالیزار، انتشارات المپیک، چاپ اول، سال 1334 هجری شمسی (1955 (1334, Persian Calendar)). The Son of the Rice fields. Iran: Olympic.  Check date values in: |date= (help)