Rasoul Khadem

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Rasoul Khadem
Rasoul Khadem 2016 Summer Olympics.jpg
Rasul Khadem during 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Native name رسول خادم
Full name Rasul Khadem Azghadi
Nationality Iranian
Born (1972-03-18) March 18, 1972 (age 45)
Mashhad, Iran
Country Iran
Sport Sport wrestling

Rasul Khadem Azghadi (Persian: رسول خادم ازغدی‎‎, born March 18, 1972 in Mashhad) is an Iranian wrestler who has won a Bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics and a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He is also the 1994 and 1995 world champion and the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 Asian champion. He was trained by his father Mohammad Khadem, and he is the brother of Amir Reza Khadem.

He is currently President of Iran Wrestling Federation, being elected for the position on 4 January 2014. He is also the technical director of Iran's wrestling national teams and head coach of Iran's freestyle wrestling national team since January 2012. In addition, he has been elected as Executive Board member of National Olympic Committee of Iran on 20 January 2014.

He was previously also a Tehran City councilor from 2003 - 2013.

Major achievements[edit]

  • Junior World Championship – 1st, gold medalist(s) 1991 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1989
  • World Championships – 1st, gold medalist(s) 1994 1995 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1998
  • Olympic Games - 1st, gold medalist(s) 1996 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1992


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