Iran at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Iran at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iran.svg
IOC code IRI
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Website www.olympic.ir (Persian) (English)
in Athens
Competitors 38 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Arash Miresmaeili[1]
Medals
Ranked 29th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 2 2 6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iran competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. The nation has competed at every Summer Olympic games, since its official debut in 1948 with the exception of the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics. The National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran sent a total of 38 athletes, 37 men and 1 woman, to compete in 10 sports. Half-lightweight judoka Arash Miresmaeili, who later forfeited his first match against Israel's Ehud Vaks for medical reasons, was the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][2]

Iran left Athens with a total of six medals (two golds, two silver, and two bronze), finishing twenty-ninth in the overall medal standings. Half of these medals were awarded to the athletes in men's freestyle wrestling. Taekwondo jin Hadi Saei claimed his first ever Olympic title in the men's featherweight division, in addition to his bronze medal from Sydney.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 2 0 2
Boxing 1 0 1
Cycling 4 0 4
Judo 7 0 7
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 1 0 1
Table tennis 1 0 1
Taekwondo 2 0 2
Weightlifting 6 0 6
Wrestling 13 0 13
Total 37 1 38

Athletics[edit]

Iranian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[4][5][6]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sajjad Moradi 800 m 1:49.49 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Abbas Samimi Discus throw 57.57 28 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Iran has qualified one boxer.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohammad Asheri Lightweight Bye  Valentino (ITA)
L 18–37
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Abbas Saeidi Tanha Men's road race[8] Did not finish
Amir Zargari Did not finish

Track[edit]

Pursuit[9]
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Hossein Askari Men's individual pursuit 4:39.302 15 Did not advance
Omnium[9]
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Mehdi Sohrabi Men's points race Did not finish

Judo[edit]

Seven Iranian judoka qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.[10] Half-lightweight judoka Arash Miresmaeili forfeited his first match against Israel's Ehud Vaks, and accepted his disqualification from the International Judo Federation because a medical condition left him much heavier to fight.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh −60 kg  Cameroun (CMR)
W 0030–0001
 Nazaryan (ARM)
W 0010–0001
 Zintiridis (GRE)
W 1000–0021
 Khergiani (GEO)
L 0011–0122
Bye  Choi M-H (KOR)
L 0000–1002
5
Arash Miresmaeili −66 kg  Vaks (ISR)
L WO
Did not advance
Hamed Malekmohammadi −73 kg  Jereb (SLO)
W 1000–0010
 Bivol (MDA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance  León (VEN)
W 1010–0000
 Neto (POR)
L 0020–1110
Did not advance
Reza Chahkhandagh −81 kg  Echarte (ESP)
W 1000–0000
 Hontyuk (UKR)
L 0002–1001
Did not advance  Belgaïd (MAR)
L 0001–0013
Did not advance
Abbas Fallah −90 kg  Morgan (CAN)
L 0111–1002
Did not advance
Masoud Khosravinejad −100 kg  Maksimov (RUS)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance
Mahmoud Miran +100 kg  Brutus (HAI)
W 1002–0001
 Tataroğlu (TUR)
W 1000–0010
 Pepic (AUS)
W 0110–0100
 Tmenov (RUS)
L 0010–1110
Bye  van der Geest (NED)
L 0001–0201
5

Shooting[edit]

Iran has qualified a single shooter.[11]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nasim Hassanpour 10 m air pistol 376 28 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Iran has selected one swimmer under the Universality rule.[12]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Babak Farhoudi 100 m freestyle 56.42 61 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Iran has qualified one table tennis player.[13]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohammad Reza Akhlaghpasand Men's singles  Monteiro (BRA)
L 1–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Two Iranian taekwondo jin qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.[14]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hadi Saei Men's −68 kg  Molfetta (ITA)
W RSC
 Silva (BRA)
W 8–6
 Song M-S (KOR)
W 9–9 SUP
Bye  Huang C-H (TPE)
W 4–3
1st, gold medalist(s)
Yousef Karami Men's −80 kg  Noikoed (THA)
W 16–12
 Trenton (AUS)
W 13–9
 López (USA)
L 6–7
Bye  Hamdouni (TUN)
W 12–4
 Ahmadov (AZE)
W 9–8
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Weightlifting[edit]

Six Iranian weightlifters qualified for the following events.[15]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mehdi Panzvan Men's −69 kg 147.5 =4 172.5 DNF 147.5 DNF
Mohammad Hossein Barkhah Men's −77 kg 160 =5 197.5 6 357.5 5
Asghar Ebrahimi Men's −94 kg 165 =16 190 16 355 16
Shahin Nassirinia 172.5 11 220 =1 392.5 4
Mohsen Beiranvand Men's −105 kg 180 DNF DNF
Hossein Rezazadeh Men's +105 kg 210 1 263.5 WR 1 472.5 1st, gold medalist(s)

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle[16]
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Babak Nourzad −55 kg  Naranbaatar (MGL)
L 0–3 PO
 Kim H-S (KOR)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 3 Did not advance 16
Masoud Mostafa-Jokar −60 kg  Prizreni (ALB)
W 3–0 PO
 Aslanasvili (GRE)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 1 Q Bye  Inoue (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
 Quintana (CUB)
L 0–3 PO
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Alireza Dabir −66 kg  Murtazaliev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
 Tavkazakhov (UZB)
L 1–3 PP
N/A 3 Did not advance 18
Mehdi Hajizadeh −74 kg  Saghirashvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Williams (USA)
L 0–3 PO
N/A 2 Did not advance 13
Majid Khodaei −84 kg  Kumar (IND)
W 3–1 PP
 Yokoyama (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 1 Q  Sanderson (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance  Loizidis (GRE)
W 3–0 PO
5
Alireza Heidari −96 kg  Kurtanidze (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Jaoude (BRA)
W 4–0 ST
N/A 1 Q  Aghayev (AZE)
W 3–0 PO
 Ibragimov (UZB)
L 1–3 PP
 Cormier (USA)
W 3–1 PP
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Alireza Rezaei −120 kg  Boyadzhiev (BUL)
W 3–0 PO
 Ösökhbayar (MGL)
W 3–0 PO
 Hrynkevich (BLR)
W 3–0 PO
1 Q Bye  Mutalimov (KAZ)
W 3–1 PP
 Taymazov (UZB)
L 0–5 VT
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Men's Greco-Roman[17]
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hassan Rangraz −55 kg  Rivas (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
 Benchenaf (ALG)
W 4–0 ST
N/A 2 Did not advance 9
Ali Ashkani −60 kg  Monzón (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
 Tüfenk (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
 Gikas (GRE)
W 3–1 PP
3 Did not advance 11
Parviz Zeidvand −66 kg  Begaliev (KGZ)
W 3–0 PO
 Sánchez (ESP)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 1 Q  Mansurov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance  Kim I-S (KOR)
L 0–5 EV
DSQ
Behrouz Jamshidi −84 kg  Avramis (GRE)
L 1–3 PP
 Aanes (NOR)
W 3–0 PO
N/A 2 Did not advance 9
Masoud Hashemzadeh −96 kg  Sudureac (ROM)
W 3–1 PP
 Ežerskis (LTU)
W 5–0 VT
N/A 1 Q  Chkhaidze (KGZ)
W 3–1 PP
 Nozadze (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
 Özal (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
DSQ*
Sajjad Barzi −120 kg  Deák-Bárdos (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
 Ahokas (FIN)
W 3–1 PP
N/A 1 Q  Szczepaniak (FRA)
W 3–0 PO
 Baroyev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
 Gardner (USA)
L 0–3 PO
4

* Masoud Hashemzadeh was disqualified for protesting after the bronze medal match.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff (17 August 2004). "Iran praises athlete for forfeit to Israeli". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Iranian cleared of judo 'boycott'". BBC Sport. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Disqualification was as good as gold". Chicago Tribune. 9 September 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Athletics" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. pp. 133 and 208. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Boxing" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. p. 21. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Cycling Road" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. p. 25. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Cycling Track" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. pp. 15 and 65. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Judo" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. pp. 24–39. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Shooting" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. p. 92. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Swimming" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. p. 103. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Table Tennis" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. p. 16. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Taekwondo" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. pp. 20 and 31. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Weightlifting" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. pp. 28–33. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Wrestling" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. pp. 92–104. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "2004 Olympics Official Results Book – Wrestling" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 4 January 2011. pp. 49–61. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 

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