Iran's Strongest Man

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Iran's Strongest Man (also called Mardan Ahanin) (Persian: مردان آهنين - قوى ترين مرد ايران) is the only televised annual strongman event in Iran, it takes place during Nowruz and airs on Channel 3. Reza Javdani is the main host, (except for three periods) and Faramarz Khodnegah is the official referee, assisted at times by Mehdi Fatemi (2005-2006), Mehrab Fatemi (2007-2009), and Ali Dadashi (partly in 2010).[1]

Final results[edit]

Year Place Winner Runner-up Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth
1998 Tehran Mehrab Fatemi Hamid Soltan Mehdi Mirdavoudi Mehdi Fatemi Farhad Panahi Akbar Ghamgin
2001 Boroujerd Mehrab Fatemi Mojtaba Maleki Majid Talkhavi Mehdi Fatemi Ali Dadashi Reza Golmohammadi Hossein Fatemi Hossein Bejani
2004 Tehran Reza Gharaei Mojtaba Maleki Rouhollah Dadashi Amir Gharaei Mehdi Mirdavoudi Majid Dejbarar Mehdi Bagheri Mehdi Pashaei
2005 Kish Mehrab Fatemi Mojtaba Maleki Hossein Fatemi Majid Talkhavi Karim Taleshi Mehdi Bagheri Ali Esmaeili M. Mohammadi
2006 Bandar Abbas Mehrab Fatemi Ali Esmaeili Hossein Fatemi Aidin Khataei-Asl Hamid Gharaei M. Mohammadi
2007 Bam Reza Gharaei Farzad Mousakhani Ali Esmaeili Rouhollah Dadashi Hamid Gharaei M. Mohammadi
2008 Chabahar Reza Gharaei Hassan Ebadi Rouhollah Dadashi Ali Esmaeili M. Mohammadi Hamid Gharaei Amir Gharaei Javad Maafi
2009 Bam Rouhollah Dadashi Moslem Darabi Ali Esmaeili M. Mohammadi Mehrdad Bajelan Hamed Amiri Hamid Gharaei Mehdi Norouzi
2010 Tehran Rouhollah Dadashi Moslem Darabi Mehrdad Bajelan M. Mohammadi Mohsen Akhoundi Alireza Gharaei Mehrab Fatemi Ali Esmaeili
2011 Gheshm Moslem Darabi Ali Esmaeili Kamal Sharifi Karim Taleshi Nemat Jalali Mohsen Akhoundi Saeed B. Kazemi
2012 Kish Moslem Darabi Nemat Jalali Hamed Haghzareh Mohsen Masnabadi Mehrdad Bajelan Bahram Akbari Farshid Hemmati

Fair-play award winner[edit]

Year Place Winner
1998 Tehran Kazem Ghamgin
2001 Boroujerd Mehdi Rostamzadeh
2004 Tehran Ahmad Afshar
2005 Kish Rahim Asgari & Mehdi Bagheri
2006 Bandar Abbas Ali Dadashi & Siavash Barfaan
2007 Bam ?
2008 Chabahar Kamal Sharifi
2009 Bam Hasan Aliyar & Siavash Barfaan
2010 Tehran Ghiyas Ahmadi & Hossein Rasouli
2011 Gheshm Amir Hossein Yavari
2012 Kish Nemat Jalali

Records[edit]

  • Most champion title:
Mehrab Fatemi (4 times)
Reza Gharaei (3 times)
  • Most Runner-up title:
Mojtaba Maleki (3 times)
Ali Esmaeili and Moslem Darabi (2 times)
  • Most participation in the Final:
Ali Esmaeili (7 times → 2005-2011)
Mohammad Mohammadi (6 times → 2005-2010)
Mehrab Fatemi (5 times → 1998, 2001, 2005-2006, 2010)
Rouhollah Dadashi (5 times → 2004, 2007-2010)
  • Most consecutive wins:
Mehrab Fatemi, Reza Gharaei, Rouhollah Dadashi, and Moslem Darabi (2 times)

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