Hamid Sourian

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Hamid Sourian
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Sourian in July 2016
Personal information
Native name حمید سوریان ریحان‌پور
Full name Hamid Sourian Reihanpour
Nationality Iranian
Born (1985-08-24) 24 August 1985 (age 31)
Rey, Iran
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Website Official Instagram Profile
Sport
Country Iran
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Babak Rey
Coached by Abdullah Zareh

Hamid Sourian Reihanpour (Persian: حمید سوریان ریحان‌پور‎‎, born 24 August 1985) is an Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a six-time World Champion. Sourian won both the Junior World Championships and Senior World Championships in 2005. He is also 2007 and 2008 Asian gold medalist. Sourian won the gold medal in the 55 kg Greco-Roman competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

He is titled the "genius" (نابغه).[2]

Summer Olympics 2008[edit]

Sourian was a strong favorite to win the gold medal at 55 kg in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but was upset in the quarterfinals by eventual gold medalist Nazyr Mankiev of Russia. Sourian was defeated in the bronze medal match by South Korea's Park Eun-Chul, Sourian had beaten Park in two different world championship finals prior to this Bronze medal match. In both his losses, he lost on tie-breaker criteria.[3]

Summer Olympics 2012[edit]

On 5 August 2012, he won his country's first ever gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, defeating Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov in the 55 kg final.[4][5]

Summer Olympics 2016[edit]

After failing to qualify in World Championship and Continental Qualifier On 3 May 2016 Sourian attend the second of two worldwide qualification tournaments for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Turkey after failing to overcome Ivo Angelov from Bulgaria in Mongolia.

On May 5, Aleksandr Karelin posted a photo of Sourian on his Instagram page, wishing him success by writing: "You are the best and I wish you the best in the last 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament. Believe you can and you will."[6]

On May 7, Sourian finished first at the tournament and snared a Rio berth.[7]

On the 14th of August, he was defeated by Shinobu Ota from Japan in the round of 32.in first time he is won by 4-0 and in second time by decreasing energy he defeated 5-6, and then by Almat Kebispayev from Kazakistan in the repechage round.in first time he was won by 7-0 and in second time and need one point for victory but decrease energy and he defeated this match .and exited from the matches in Rio.[8]

Results[edit]

Result Round Opponent Score
2005 World Championship / Hungary Budapest / Gold medal
Win Round of 32  Vugar Rakhimov (UKR) 2–0 (4–3, 2–1)
Win Round of 16  Bayram Özdemir (TUR) 2–0 (4–0, 3–2)
Win Quarterfinals  Lázaro Rivas (CUB) 2–0 (2–1, 7–1)
Win Semifinals  Yermek Kuketov (KAZ) DSQ (3–0, 5–0)
Win Final  Park Eun-chul (KOR) 2–0 (2–1, 4–3)
2006 World Championship / China Guangzhou / Gold medal
Win Round of 32  Vicente Lillo (ESP) 2–0 (6–0, 7–0)
Win Round of 16  Vugar Rakhimov (UKR) 2–0 (7–2, 2–1)
Win Quarterfinals  Venelin Venkov (BUL) 2–0 (8–2, 4–0)
Win Semifinals  Lindsey Durlacher (USA) 2–0 (5–3, 3–2)
Win Final  Rovshan Bayramov (AZE) 2–0 (3–0, 3–0)
2007 World Championship / Azerbaijan Baku / Gold medal
Win Round of 64  Shane Parker (AUS) 2–0 (5–0, 8–1)
Win Round of 32  Anders Nyblom (DEN) 2–0 (2–1, 4–0)
Win Round of 16  Lindsey Durlacher (USA) 2–0 (4–0, 6–0)
Win Quarterfinals  Virgil Munteanu (ROU) 2–0 (4–3, 2–2)
Win Semifinals  Kristijan Fris (SRB) 2–0 (3–0, 1–1)
Win Final  Park Eun-chul (KOR) 2–1 (1–1, 3–0, 4–0)
2008 Olympics / China Beijing / 5th place
Win Round of 32  Venelin Venkov (BUL) Fall (4–0)
Win Round of 16  Elgin Loren Elwais (PLW) 2–0 (8–0, 6–0)
Loss Quarterfinals  Nazyr Mankiev (RUS) 1–2 (2–2, 1–1, 1–1)
Win Repechage  Kristijan Fris (SRB) 2–0 (5–0, 1–1)
Loss Bronze medal match  Park Eun-chul (KOR) 0–2 (1–1, 2–2)
2009 World Championship / Denmark Herning / Gold medal
Win Round of 32  Joaquín Martínez (ESP) 2–0 (7–0, 3–0)
Win Round of 16  Spenser Mango (USA) 2–0 (1–0, 6–0)
Win Quarterfinals  Erhan Karakuş (TUR) 2–0 (1–0, 1–0)
Win Semifinals  Håkan Nyblom (DEN) 2–0 (1–0, 6–0)
Win Final  Roman Amoyan (ARM) 2–0 (5–0, 1–0)
2010 World Championship / Russia Moscow / Gold medal
Win Round of 32  Mohammed Bouterfessa (ALG) 2–0 (5–0, 1–0)
Win Round of 16  Venelin Venkov (BUL) 2–0 (2–0, 2–2)
Win Quarterfinals  Jani Haapamäki (FIN) 2–0 (2–0, 1–1)
Win Semifinals  Roman Amoyan (ARM) 2–0 (1–0, 2–0)
Win Final  Choi Gyu-jin (KOR) 2–1 (4–0, 0–3, 1–0)
2012 Olympics / United Kingdom London / Gold medal
Win Round of 16  Arsen Eraliev (KGZ) 2–1 (4–0, 0–2, 2–1)
Win Quarterfinals  Péter Módos (HUN) 2–0 (2–0, 1–0)
Win Semifinals  Håkan Nyblom (DEN) 2–0 (3–0, 3–0)
Win Final  Rovshan Bayramov (AZE) 2–0 (2–0, 1–0)
2014 World Championship / Uzbekistan Tashkent / Gold medal
Win Round of 64  Alex Anechitei (ROU) 8–0
Win Round of 32  Haithem Mahmoud (EGY) 2–1
Win Round of 16  Ismael Borrero (CUB) 5–0
Win Quarterfinals  Taleh Mammadov (AZE) 3–0
Win Semifinals  Elmurat Tasmuradov (UZB) 2–1
Win Final  Mingiyan Semenov (RUS) 2–1
2015 World Championship / United States Las Vegas / Disqualified
Win Round of 32  Raiber Rodríguez (VEN) 8–0
Win Round of 16  Jani Haapamäki (FIN) 5–0, Fall
Loss Quarterfinals  Rovshan Bayramov (AZE) 0–2, DSQ
Loss Repechage  Yun Won-chol (PRK) 5–6
2016 Olympics / Brazil Rio de Janeiro / 11th place
Loss Round of 32  Shinobu Ota (JPN) 4–5
Loss Repechage  Almat Kebispayev (KAZ) 7–6, Fall

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References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Morad Mohammadi
Ehsan Haddadi
Iran Sportsperson of the year
2007
Succeeded by
Vacant