Rasoul Khadem

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Rasoul Khadem
Rasoul Khadem 2016 Summer Olympics.jpg
Rasoul Khadem during 2016 Summer Olympics
Member of City Council of Tehran
In office
29 April 2003 – 3 September 2013
Personal details
Rasoul Khadem Azghadi

(1972-03-18) 18 March 1972 (age 46)
Mashhad, Iran
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Grand Coalition of Principlists (2006)
Sports career

Rasoul Khadem Azghadi (Persian: رسول خادم ازغدی‎, born March 18, 1972 in Mashhad) is a former Iranian wrestler who has won a Bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics and a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He was 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.[citation needed]

He was the president of Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation from January 4, 2014 to November 3, 2018. He was also the technical director of Iran's wrestling national teams and head coach of Iran's freestyle wrestling national team from January 2012 to 2018. In addition, he was elected as Executive Board member of National Olympic Committee of Iran on January 20, 2014, and served until January 2018.[citation needed]

He was also previously a Tehran City Councilor from 2003 to 2013.[citation needed]

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