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جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān
(Islamic Republic of Iran)

Flag of Iran.svg
National Flag
Iran (orthographic projection).svg
Location on Map
IOC Code IRI
Years Hosted Olympics none
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1900, 1948-76, 1988-2012
Winter: 1956, 1964-76, 1998-2010
Medals 2012 Summer 4 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter none
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal icon Gold Silver medal icon Silver Bronze medal icon Bronze
15 20 25
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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

Some sources consider Freydoun Malkom, a fencer who competed in the épée event in the 1900 Summer Olympics, of Persian nationality, and therefore, Iran's first Olympic competitor.

Iranian athletes have won a total of 60 medals, all in wrestling, weightlifting, taekwondo, and athletics.

The National Olympic Committee for Iran is the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and was founded in 1947.

Medal tables Edit

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Medals by Summer Games Edit

Jafar Salmasi 1

The first olympic medal for Iran, Jafar Salmasi

File:Mahmoud Namjoo 4.jpg
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1948 London 0 0 1 1 34
1952 Helsinki 0 3 4 7 30
1956 Melbourne 2 2 1 5 14
1960 Rome 0 1 3 4 27
1964 Tokyo 0 0 2 2 34
1968 Mexico City 2 1 2 5 19
1972 Munich 0 2 1 3 28
1976 Montreal 0 1 1 2 33
1980 Moscow Did not participate (Boycotted)
1984 Los Angeles Did not participate (Boycotted)
1988 Seoul 0 1 0 1 36
1992 Barcelona 0 1 2 3 44
1996 Atlanta 1 1 1 3 43
2000 Sydney 3 0 1 4 27
2004 Athens 2 2 2 6 29
2008 Beijing 1 0 1 2 51
2012 London 4 5 3 12 17
Total 15 20 25 60 42

Medals by Winter Games Edit

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 0 0
1960 Squaw Valley Did not participate
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1968 Grenoble 0 0 0 0
1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0
1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1980–1994 Did not participate
1998 Nagano 0 0 0 0
2002 Salt Lake City 0 0 0 0
2006 Torino 0 0 0 0
2010 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sport Edit

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 2 1 2 5
Weightlifting 5 5 6 16
Wrestling 8 13 17 38
Total 15 20 25 60

List of medalists Edit

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
Bronze medal Jafar Salmasi 1948 London Weightlifting Men's 60 kg 019 August 1948
Bronze medal Mahmoud Mollaghasemi 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 0223 July 1952
Bronze medal Abdollah Mojtabavi 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 73 kg 0323 July 1952
Silver medal Gholamreza Takhti 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 79 kg 0423 July 1952
Silver medal Nasser Givehchi 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 0523 July 1952
Bronze medal Jahanbakht Tofigh 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 0623 July 1952
Silver medal Mahmoud Namjoo 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0725 July 1952
Bronze medal Ali Mirzaei 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0825 July 1952
Bronze medal Mahmoud Namjoo 1956 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0923 November 1956
Silver medal Mehdi Yaghoubi 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 101 December 1956
Silver medal Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 111 December 1956
Gold medal Emam-Ali Habibi 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 121 December 1956
Gold medal Gholamreza Takhti 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 131 December 1956
Bronze medal Mohammad Paziraei 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 52 kg 1431 August 1960
Silver medal Gholamreza Takhti 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 156 September 1960
Bronze medal Ebrahim Seifpour 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 166 September 1960
Bronze medal Esmaeil Elmkhah 1960 Rome Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 177 September 1960
Bronze medal Ali Akbar Heidari 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 1814 October 1964
Bronze medal Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 78 kg 1914 October 1964
Gold medal Mohammad Nassiri 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2013 October 1968
Silver medal Parviz Jalayer 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg 2115 October 1968
Gold medal Abdollah Movahed 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 70 kg 2220 October 1968
Bronze medal Aboutaleb Talebi 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 2320 October 1968
Bronze medal Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 63 kg 2420 October 1968
Silver medal Mohammad Nassiri 1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2528 August 1972
Bronze medal Ebrahim Javadi 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's freestyle 48 kg 2631 August 1972
Silver medal Rahim Aliabadi 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 48 kg 2710 September 1972
Bronze medal Mohammad Nassiri 1976 Montreal Weightlifting Men's 52 kg 2818 July 1976
Silver medal Mansour Barzegar 1976 Montreal Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 2931 July 1976
Silver medal Askari Mohammadian 1988 Seoul Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 301 October 1988
Bronze medal Amir Reza Khadem 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 316 August 1992
Silver medal Askari Mohammadian 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 327 August 1992
Bronze medal Rasoul Khadem 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 337 August 1992
Bronze medal Amir Reza Khadem 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 3431 July 1996
Silver medal Abbas Jadidi 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 100 kg 3531 July 1996
Gold medal Rasoul Khadem 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 90 kg 362 August 1996
Gold medal Hossein Tavakkoli 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 3725 September 2000
Gold medal Hossein Rezazadeh 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 3826 September 2000
Bronze medal Hadi Saei 2000 Sydney Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 3928 September 2000
Gold medal Alireza Dabir 2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's freestyle 58 kg 401 October 2000
Gold medal Hossein Rezazadeh 2004 Athens Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 4125 August 2004
Gold medal Hadi Saei 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 4227 August 2004
Bronze medal Yousef Karami 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4328 August 2004
Silver medal Alireza Rezaei 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 4428 August 2004
Silver medal Masoud Mostafa-Jokar 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4529 August 2004
Bronze medal Alireza Heidari 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 96 kg 4629 August 2004
Bronze medal Morad Mohammadi 2008 Beijing Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4719 August 2008
Gold medal Hadi Saei 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4822 August 2008
Bronze medal Kianoush Rostami 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 85 kg 493 August 2012
Gold medal Hamid Sourian 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 55kg 505 August 2012
Gold medal Omid Norouzi 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60kg 516 August 2012
Silver medal Navab Nassirshalal 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 526 August 2012
Gold medal Ghasem Rezaei 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 96kg 537 August 2012
Gold medal Behdad Salimi 2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 547 August 2012
Silver medal Sajjad Anoushiravani 2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 557 August 2012
Silver medal Ehsan Hadadi 2012 London Athletics Men's discus throw 567 August 2012
Silver medal Mohammad Bagheri Motamed 2012 London Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 579 August 2012
Silver medal Sadegh Goudarzi 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 5810 August 2012
Bronze medal Ehsan Lashgari 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 84 kg 5911 August 2012
Bronze medal Komeil Ghasemi 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 6011 August 2012

Sport by year Edit

Summer Olympics Edit

Sport   Years
00 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 88 92 96 00 04 08 12
20px Aquatics, Diving 1 1
20px Aquatics, Swimming 1 111116
20px Aquatics, Water polo 11 1
20px Archery 222
20px Athletics 12181341211261014
20px Badminton 1 1
20px Basketball 13 12 2
20px Boxing 86 45 56 64513412
20px Canoeing, Sprint 1 22
20px Cycling, Road 4 4664 22339
20px Cycling, Track 4224 2 5
20px Equestrian 1 1
20px Fencing 1 4 213 15
20px Football 17 1917 3
20px Gymnastics, Artistic 2 1
20px Judo 137615
20px Rowing 222
20px Shooting 3 14 4 111 38
20px Table tennis 1 11125
20px Taekwondo 4 3 22336
20px Weightlifting 57775437 5 663613
20px Wrestling 7881212914171516101113121315
Total 1 36 22 17 25 63 14 50 86 27 40 18 35 38 55 53 16

Winter Olympics Edit

Sport   Years
56 64 68 72 76 98 02 06 10
20px Skiing, Alpine 3444411139
20px Skiing, Cross-country 1113
Total 3 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 4 9

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