Iran at the Olympics

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Iran at the Olympic Games

Flag of Iran
IOC code  IRI
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Website www.olympic.ir (Persian) (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1980 and 1984 due to boycotts. Iran has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on several occasions since 1956.

Freydoun Malkom, a fencer who competed in the épée event in the 1900 Summer Olympics, was the first Iranian Olympic competitor. Iranian athletes have won a total of 68 medals, all in wrestling, weightlifting, taekwondo, and athletics.

Iran's National Olympic Committee was founded in 1947.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

The first olympic medal for Iran, Jafar Salmasi
Mahmoud Namjoo, 1956 Melbourne
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
France 1900 Paris 0 0 0 0
1904–1936 Did not participate
United Kingdom 1948 London 0 0 1 1 34
Finland 1952 Helsinki 0 3 4 7 30
Australia 1956 Melbourne 2 2 1 5 14
Italy 1960 Rome 0 1 3 4 27
Japan 1964 Tokyo 0 0 2 2 34
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 2 1 2 5 19
West Germany 1972 Munich 0 2 1 3 28
Canada 1976 Montreal 0 1 1 2 33
1980–1984 Did not participate (Boycotted)
South Korea 1988 Seoul 0 1 0 1 36
Spain 1992 Barcelona 0 1 2 3 44
United States 1996 Atlanta 1 1 1 3 43
Australia 2000 Sydney 3 0 1 4 27
Greece 2004 Athens 2 2 2 6 29
China 2008 Beijing 1 0 1 2 51
United Kingdom 2012 London 4 5 3 12 17
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 3 1 4 8 25
Total 18 21 29 68 44

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 0 0
United States 1960 Squaw Valley Did not participate
Austria 1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
France 1968 Grenoble 0 0 0 0
Japan 1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0
Austria 1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1980–1994 Did not participate
Japan 1998 Nagano 0 0 0 0
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 0 0 0 0
Italy 2006 Turin 0 0 0 0
Canada 2010 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Russia 2014 Sochi 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 2 1 3 6
Weightlifting 7 5 6 18
Wrestling 9 14 20 43
Total 18 21 29 68

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
 Bronze Salmasi, JafarJafar Salmasi United Kingdom 1948 London Weightlifting Men's 60 kg 019 August 1948
 Bronze Mollaghasemi, MahmoudMahmoud Mollaghasemi Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 0223 July 1952
 Bronze Mojtabavi, AbdollahAbdollah Mojtabavi Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 73 kg 0323 July 1952
 Silver Takhti, GholamrezaGholamreza Takhti Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 79 kg 0423 July 1952
 Silver Givehchi, NasserNasser Givehchi Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 0523 July 1952
 Bronze Tofigh, JahanbakhtJahanbakht Tofigh Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 0623 July 1952
 Silver Namjoo, MahmoudMahmoud Namjoo Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0725 July 1952
 Bronze Mirzaei, AliAli Mirzaei Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0825 July 1952
 Bronze Namjoo, MahmoudMahmoud Namjoo Australia 1956 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0923 November 1956
 Silver Yaghoubi, MehdiMehdi Yaghoubi Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 101 December 1956
 Silver Khojastehpour, Mohammad AliMohammad Ali Khojastehpour Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 111 December 1956
 Gold Habibi, Emam-AliEmam-Ali Habibi Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 121 December 1956
 Gold Takhti, GholamrezaGholamreza Takhti Australia 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 131 December 1956
 Bronze Paziraei, MohammadMohammad Paziraei Italy 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 52 kg 1431 August 1960
 Silver Takhti, GholamrezaGholamreza Takhti Italy 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 156 September 1960
 Bronze Seifpour, EbrahimEbrahim Seifpour Italy 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 166 September 1960
 Bronze Elmkhah, EsmaeilEsmaeil Elmkhah Italy 1960 Rome Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 177 September 1960
 Bronze Heidari, Ali AkbarAli Akbar Heidari Japan 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 1814 October 1964
 Bronze Sanatkaran, Mohammad AliMohammad Ali Sanatkaran Japan 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 78 kg 1914 October 1964
 Gold Nassiri, MohammadMohammad Nassiri Mexico 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2013 October 1968
 Silver Jalayer, ParvizParviz Jalayer Mexico 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg 2115 October 1968
 Gold Movahed, AbdollahAbdollah Movahed Mexico 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 70 kg 2220 October 1968
 Bronze Talebi, AboutalebAboutaleb Talebi Mexico 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 2320 October 1968
 Bronze Seyed-Abbasi, ShamseddinShamseddin Seyed-Abbasi Mexico 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 63 kg 2420 October 1968
 Silver Nassiri, MohammadMohammad Nassiri West Germany 1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2528 August 1972
 Bronze Javadi, EbrahimEbrahim Javadi West Germany 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's freestyle 48 kg 2631 August 1972
 Silver Aliabadi, RahimRahim Aliabadi West Germany 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 48 kg 2710 September 1972
 Bronze Nassiri, MohammadMohammad Nassiri Canada 1976 Montreal Weightlifting Men's 52 kg 2818 July 1976
 Silver Barzegar, MansourMansour Barzegar Canada 1976 Montreal Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 2931 July 1976
 Silver Mohammadian, AskariAskari Mohammadian South Korea 1988 Seoul Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 301 October 1988
 Bronze Khadem, Amir RezaAmir Reza Khadem Spain 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 316 August 1992
 Silver Mohammadian, AskariAskari Mohammadian Spain 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 327 August 1992
 Bronze Khadem, RasoulRasoul Khadem Spain 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 337 August 1992
 Bronze Khadem, Amir RezaAmir Reza Khadem United States 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 3431 July 1996
 Silver Jadidi, AbbasAbbas Jadidi United States 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 100 kg 3531 July 1996
 Gold Khadem, RasoulRasoul Khadem United States 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 90 kg 362 August 1996
 Gold Tavakkoli, HosseinHossein Tavakkoli Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 3725 September 2000
 Gold Rezazadeh, HosseinHossein Rezazadeh Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 3826 September 2000
 Bronze Saei, HadiHadi Saei Australia 2000 Sydney Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 3928 September 2000
 Gold Dabir, AlirezaAlireza Dabir Australia 2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's freestyle 58 kg 401 October 2000
 Gold Rezazadeh, HosseinHossein Rezazadeh Greece 2004 Athens Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 4125 August 2004
 Gold Saei, HadiHadi Saei Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 4227 August 2004
 Bronze Karami, YousefYousef Karami Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4328 August 2004
 Silver Rezaei, AlirezaAlireza Rezaei Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 4428 August 2004
 Silver Mostafa-Jokar, MasoudMasoud Mostafa-Jokar Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4529 August 2004
 Bronze Heidari, AlirezaAlireza Heidari Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 96 kg 4629 August 2004
 Bronze Mohammadi, MoradMorad Mohammadi China 2008 Beijing Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4719 August 2008
 Gold Saei, HadiHadi Saei China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4822 August 2008
 Bronze Rostami, KianoushKianoush Rostami United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 85 kg 493 August 2012
 Gold Sourian, HamidHamid Sourian United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg 505 August 2012
 Gold Norouzi, OmidOmid Norouzi United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 516 August 2012
 Silver Nassirshalal, NavabNavab Nassirshalal United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 526 August 2012
 Gold Rezaei, GhasemGhasem Rezaei United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg 537 August 2012
 Gold Salimi, BehdadBehdad Salimi United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 547 August 2012
 Silver Anoushiravani, SajjadSajjad Anoushiravani United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 557 August 2012
 Silver Haddadi, EhsanEhsan Haddadi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's discus throw 567 August 2012
 Silver Bagheri Motamed, MohammadMohammad Bagheri Motamed United Kingdom 2012 London Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 579 August 2012
 Silver Goudarzi, SadeghSadegh Goudarzi United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 5810 August 2012
 Bronze Lashgari, EhsanEhsan Lashgari United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 84 kg 5911 August 2012
 Bronze Ghasemi, KomeilKomeil Ghasemi United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 6011 August 2012
 Gold Rostami, KianoushKianoush Rostami Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting Men's 85 kg 6112 August 2016
 Gold Moradi, SohrabSohrab Moradi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting Men's 94 kg 6213 August 2016
 Bronze Abdevali, SaeidSaeid Abdevali Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 75 kg 6314 August 2016
 Bronze Rezaei, GhasemGhasem Rezaei Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg 6416 August 2016
 Bronze Alizadeh, KimiaKimia Alizadeh Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo Women's 57 kg 6518 August 2016
 Bronze Rahimi, HassanHassan Rahimi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 6619 August 2016
 Gold Yazdani, HassanHassan Yazdani Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 6719 August 2016
 Silver Ghasemi, KomeilKomeil Ghasemi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 125 kg 6820 August 2016

Athletes with most medals[edit]

# Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg Total
1 Hadi Saei Taekwondo 2000–2008 2 0 1 3
2 Hossein Rezazadeh Weightlifting 2000–2004 2 0 0 2
3 Gholamreza Takhti Wrestling 1952–1960 1 2 0 3
4 Mohammad Nassiri Weightlifting 1968–1976 1 1 1 3
5 Kianoush Rostami Weightlifting 2012–2016 1 0 1 2
5 Ghasem Rezaei Wrestling 2012–2016 1 0 1 2
5 Rasoul Khadem Wrestling 1992–1996 1 0 1 2
8 Askari Mohammadian Wrestling 1988–1992 0 2 0 2
9 Mahmoud Namjoo Weightlifting 1952–1956 0 1 1 2
9 Komeil Ghasemi Wrestling 2012–2016 0 1 1 2
11 Amir Reza Khadem Wrestling 1992–1996 0 0 2 2

Sport by year[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Sport 00 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Years
 
Aquatics, Diving 1 1
Aquatics, Swimming 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Aquatics, Water polo 11 1
Archery 2 2 1 3
Athletics 1 2 1 8 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 10 10 15
Badminton 1 1
Basketball 13 12 2
Boxing 8 6 4 5 5 6 6 4 5 1 3 4 1 13
Canoeing, Sprint 1 2 1 3
Cycling, Road 4 4 6 6 4 2 2 3 3 3 10
Cycling, Track 4 2 2 4 2 5
Equestrian 1 1
Fencing 1 4 2 13 1 2 6
Football 17 19 17 3
Gymnastics, Artistic 2 1
Judo 1 3 7 6 1 2 6
Rowing 2 2 1 3
Shooting 3 1 4 4 1 1 1 3 5 9
Table tennis 1 1 1 1 2 3 6
Taekwondo 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 5
Volleyball, Indoor 12 1
Weightlifting 5 7 7 7 5 4 3 7 5 6 6 3 6 5 14
Wrestling 7 8 8 12 12 9 14 17 15 16 10 11 13 12 13 12 16
Total 1 36 22 17 25 63 14 50 86 27 40 18 35 38 55 53 63 17

Winter Olympics[edit]

Sport 56 64 68 72 76 98 02 06 10 14 Years
 
Skiing, Alpine 3 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 3 3 10
Skiing, Cross-country 1 1 1 2 4
Total 3 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 4 5 10

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