Iran at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Iran at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iran.svg
IOC code IRI
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Website www.olympic.ir (in Persian) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 63 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Zahra Nemati[1]
Medals
Ranked 25th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iran (officially the Islamic Republic of Iran) competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's debut in 1948, Iranian athletes had attended in every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era, with the exception of the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics.

The National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran fielded a team of 63 athletes, 54 men and 9 women, across 15 sports at the Games.[2] It was the nation's third-largest delegation sent to the Olympics, and featured Iran's highest female participation in history. Men's volleyball was the only team-based sport in which Iran was represented at the Games, the nation's Olympic debut.[3] Wrestling accounted for the largest number of athletes by an individual-based sport with 12 entries; there was only a single competitor each in archery, boxing, flatwater canoeing, rowing, and swimming.

The Iranian roster featured a number of past Olympic medalists, including discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi, who won the nation's first ever athletics medal with a silver, and four defending champions from London: weightlifter Behdad Salimi, and Greco-Roman wrestlers Hamid Sourian, Omid Norouzi, and Ghasem Rezaei. Other notable Iranian athletes included table tennis player Noshad Alamian and his younger brother Nima in the men's singles, rifle shooter and London 2012 finalist Elaheh Ahmadi, and paraplegic archer Zahra Nemati, who significantly became the nation's first ever female athlete to earn an Olympic or Paralympic title four years earlier.[4] Consequently, Nemati's story and sporting success prompted her to lead the Iranian delegation as the nation's third female flag bearer in Olympic history during the opening ceremony.[1]

Iran left Rio de Janeiro with a total of 8 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze), finishing twenty-fifth in the overall standings.[5] Five of these medals were awarded to the team in wrestling, two in weightlifting, and one in taekwondo. Among the nation's medalists were taekwondo fighter Kimia Alizadeh, who became the first Iranian woman to stand on the podium by taking the bronze, and weightlifter Kianoush Rostami, who bested his runner-up feat from London, lifting a new world record for gold in the men's 85 kg category.[6][7]

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Iranian delegation at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Sport Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1
Athletics 9 1 10
Boxing 1 0 1
Canoeing 1 0 1
Cycling 3 0 3
Fencing 2 0 2
Judo 2 0 2
Rowing 0 1 1
Shooting 1 4 5
Swimming 1 0 1
Table tennis 2 1 3
Taekwondo 3 1 4
Volleyball 12 0 12
Weightlifting 5 0 5
Wrestling 12 0 12
Total 54 9 63

Archery[edit]

One Iranian archer qualified for the women's individual recurve by obtaining one of the three Olympic places available from the 2015 Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.[8]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Zahra Nemati Women's individual 609 49  Stepanova (RUS)
L 2–6
Did not advance

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):[9][10]

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

Ehsan Haddadi in men's discus throw.
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Reza Ghasemi 100 m Bye 10:47 7 Did not advance
Hassan Taftian Bye 10:17 3 q 10:23 8 Did not advance
Mohammad Jafar Moradi Marathon N/A 2:31:58 129
Hamid Reza Zouravand 20 km walk N/A 1:27:45 54
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mohammad Arzandeh Long jump 7.31 29 Did not advance
Ehsan Haddadi Discus throw 60.15 24 Did not advance
Mahmoud Samimi 56.94 30 Did not advance
Pezhman Ghalehnoei Hammer throw 69.15 28 Did not advance
Kaveh Mousavi 65.03 29 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Leila Rajabi Shot put 16.34 32 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Iran has entered one boxer to compete in the men's light heavyweight division into the Olympic boxing tournament. 2012 Olympian Ehsan Rouzbahani was the only Iranian finishing among the top two of his respective division in the AIBA Pro Boxing series.[11][12]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ehsan Rouzbahani Men's light heavyweight  Müllenberg (NED)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Iran has received a spare berth from the International Canoe Federation to enter a boat in the men's C-1 200 m to the Olympics, as the next highest-ranked nation, not yet qualified, at the 2015 Canoe Sprint World Championships, and as a response to the forfeiture of five boats held by the Russians due to their previous doping bans and their implications in the "disappearing positive methodology" set out in the McClaren Report on Russia's state-sponsored doping.[13]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adel Mojallali Men's C-1 200 m 41.650 4 Q 42.386 6 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Iranian cycling team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Road[edit]

Iranian riders qualified for a maximum of three quota places in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 4 national ranking in the 2015 UCI Asia Tour.[14]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ghader Mizbani Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 1:21:39.45 31
Arvin Moazzami Men's road race Did not finish
Samad Pourseyedi Did not finish

Fencing[edit]

Following the completion of the Grand Prix finals, Iran has entered two fencers into the Olympic competition. Sabre fencers Ali Pakdaman and 2012 Olympian Mojtaba Abedini had claimed their spots on the Iranian team by finishing among the top 14 individuals in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[15]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mojtaba Abedini Men's sabre  Yahodka (UKR)
W 15–9
 Gu B-g (KOR)
W 15–12
 Anstett (FRA)
W 15–13
 Homer (USA)
L 14–15
 Kim J-h (KOR)
L 8–15
4
Ali Pakdaman  Szabo (GER)
L 11–15
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Iran has qualified three judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Javad Mahjoub was ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while Alireza Khojasteh at men's half-lightweight (66 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the Asian region, as the highest-ranked Iranian judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[16][17] Khojasteh subsequently withdrew from the Olympics before the opening ceremony due to health reasons.[18]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Saeid Mollaei Men's −81 kg Bye  Khalmurzaev (RUS)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance
Javad Mahjoub Men's −100 kg Bye  Nikiforov (BEL)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Iran has qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Olympics at the 2016 Asia & Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Chungju, South Korea.[19]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mahsa Javar Women's single sculls 8:39.28 4 R 8:06.57 3 SE/F Bye 8:45.54 2 FE 8:43.34 28

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Shooting[edit]

Iranian shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[20]

Elaheh Ahmadi finished sixth in women's 10 m air rifle final.
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Pouria Norouzian Men's 10 m air rifle 622.2 22 N/A Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions 1168 26 N/A Did not advance
Elaheh Ahmadi Women's 10 m air rifle 417.8 3 Q N/A 122.5 6
Mahlagha Jambozorg Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 574 27 N/A Did not advance
Najmeh Khedmati Women's 10 m air rifle 415.7 11 N/A Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 583 6 Q N/A 402.3 8
Golnoush Sebghatollahi Women's 10 m air pistol 379 21 N/A Did not advance
Women's 25 m pistol 572 28 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming[edit]

Iran's only swimmer in Rio 2016, Arya Nasimi Shad.

Iran has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send a male swimmer to the Olympics.[21][22][23]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Arya Nasimi Shad Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:20.18 39 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Iran has entered three athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Nima Alamian and 2012 Olympian Neda Shahsavari secured the Olympic spot each in the men's and women's singles as the highest-ranked table tennis player coming from the Middle Asia zone, while Nima's elder brother Noshad Alamian scored a second-stage victory to take the remaining spot on the Iranian team at the Asian Qualification Tournament in Hong Kong.[24]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nima Alamian Men's singles  Jha (USA)
W 4–1
 Ionescu (ROU)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Noshad Alamian Bye  Tokič (SLO)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Neda Shahsavari Women's singles Bye  Privalova (BLR)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Iran entered four athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. Farzan Ashourzadeh, Mehdi Khodabakhshi, and Sajjad Mardani qualified automatically for their respective weight classes by finishing in the top 6 WTF Olympic rankings.[25] Meanwhile, Kimia Alizadeh was the only Iranian female finishing among the top two in the women's lightweight category (57 kg) at the 2016 Asian Qualification Tournament in Manila, Philippines.[26]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Farzan Ashourzadeh Men's −58 kg  Hajjami (MAR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Mehdi Khodabakhshi Men's −80 kg  Ferrera (HON)
W 13–1 PTG
 Beigi (AZE)
L 5–17 PTG
Did not advance
Sajjad Mardani Men's +80 kg  Taufatofua (TGA)
W 16–1 PTG
 Cho (GBR)
0L 3–4 SUD
Did not advance
Kimia Alizadeh Women's −57 kg  Zaninović (CRO)
W 7–6
 Calvo (ESP)
L 7–8
Did not advance  Harnsujin (THA)
W 14–10
 Glasnović (SWE)
W 5–1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Volleyball[edit]

Indoor[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Iran men's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by picking up the continental spot as the highest-ranked Asian team at the first meet of the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tokyo, Japan, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[27]

Team roster

The following is the Iranian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[28]

Head coach: Raúl Lozano

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Shahram Mahmoudi 20 July 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 332 cm (131 in) Iran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran
2 Milad Ebadipour 17 October 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 310 cm (120 in) Iran Shahrdari Urmia
4 Saeid Marouf (C) 20 October 1985 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 311 cm (122 in) Iran Shahrdari Urmia
5 Farhad Ghaemi 28 August 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
6 Mohammad Mousavi 22 August 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 344 cm (135 in) Iran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran
7 Hamzeh Zarini 18 October 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 330 cm (130 in) Iran Kalleh Mazandaran
9 Adel Gholami 9 February 1986 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 330 cm (130 in) Iran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran
10 Amir Ghafour 6 June 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 334 cm (131 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
12 Mojtaba Mirzajanpour 7 October 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 348 cm (137 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
13 Mehdi Mahdavi 13 February 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in) Iran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran
15 Mostafa Sharifat 16 September 1987 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 313 cm (123 in) Iran Matin Varamin
19 Mehdi Marandi (L) 12 May 1986 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 280 cm (110 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Argentina 5 4 1 12 12 4 3.000 394 335 1.176 Quarter-finals
2  Poland 5 4 1 12 14 5 2.800 447 389 1.149
3  Russia 5 4 1 11 13 6 2.167 432 367 1.177
4  Iran 5 2 3 7 8 9 0.889 389 392 0.992
5  Egypt 5 1 4 3 3 12 0.250 286 362 0.790
6  Cuba 5 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 300 403 0.744
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
22:35
Argentina  3–0  Iran
(25–23, 26–24, 25–18)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,460
Referees: Fabrizio Pasquali (ITA), Liu Jiang (CHN)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
17:35
Poland  3–2  Iran
(25–17, 25–23, 23–25, 20–25, 18–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,227
Referees: Paulo Turci (BRA), Susana Rodríguez (ESP)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
09:30
Iran  3–0  Cuba
(25–21, 31–29, 25–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,625
Referees: Fabrizio Pasquali (ITA), Juray Mokrý (SVK)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
09:30
Iran  3–0  Egypt
(28–26, 25–22, 25–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,262
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
15:00
Russia  3–0  Iran
(25–23, 25–16, 25–20)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,387
Referees: Liu Jiang (CHN), Fabrizio Pasquali (ITA)
Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
18:00
Italy  3–0  Iran
(31–29, 25–19, 25–17)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,213
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Juraj Mokrý (SVK)

Weightlifting[edit]

Iran's gold medalists Kianoush Rostami and Sohrab Moradi in weightlifting

Iranian weightlifters have qualified five men's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships. The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.[29]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Kianoush Rostami Men's −85 kg 179 1 217 1 396 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Ali Hashemi Men's −94 kg 173 7 210 7 383 7
Sohrab Moradi 182 1 221 1 403 1st, gold medalist(s)
Mohammad Reza Barari Men's −105 kg 186 6 220 6 406 6
Behdad Salimi Men's +105 kg 216 WR 1 245 DNF 216 DNF

Wrestling[edit]

Iran has qualified a total of twelve wrestlers for each the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. Majority of Olympic berths were awarded to Iranian wrestlers, who finished among the top six at the 2015 World Championships, while two other wrestlers progressed to the top two finals to book Olympic spots each in the men's freestyle 130 kg and men's Greco-Roman 66 kg at the 2016 Asian Qualification Tournament.[30]

Two further wrestlers had claimed the remaining Olympic slots to round out the Iranian roster in separate World Qualification Tournaments; one of them in men's Greco Roman 120 kg at the initial meet in Ulaanbaatar, and the other in men's Greco-Roman 59 kg at the final meet in Istanbul.

Key:

  • VT – Victory by fall.
  • PP – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hassan Rahimi −57 kg Bye  Mnatsakanyan (ARM)
W 4–0 ST
 Lebedev (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
 Higuchi (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Bye  Bonne (CUB)
W 5–0 VT
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Meisam Nasiri −65 kg  Novachkov (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Hassan Yazdani −74 kg Bye  Castelly (HAI)
W 4–0 ST
 Demirtaş (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
 Usserbayev (KAZ)
W 4–0 ST
Bye  Geduev (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
1st, gold medalist(s)
Alireza Karimi −86 kg  Saadaoui (TUN)
W 3–0 PO
 Ganev (BUL)
W 3–1 PP
 Cox (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Reza Yazdani −97 kg  Bölükbaşı (TUR)
W 4–0 ST
 Gazyumov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance  Baran (POL)
W 3–1 PP
 Ibragimov (UZB)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 7
Komeil Ghasemi −125 kg  Jarvis (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
 Kamal (EGY)
W 3–0 PO
 Petriashvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Dlagnev (USA)
W 4–0 ST
Bye  Akgül (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hamid Sourian −59 kg  Ota (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance  Kebispayev (KAZ)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 11
Omid Norouzi −66 kg Bye  Rivas (VEN)
W 3–1 PP
 Bolkvadze (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 10
Saeid Abdevali −75 kg Bye  Madsen (DEN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye  Nemeš (SRB)
W 3–1 PP
 Bácsi (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Habibollah Akhlaghi −85 kg  Berg (SWE)
W 4–0 ST
 Chakvetadze (RUS)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance  Tahmasebi (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
 Kudla (GER)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Ghasem Rezaei −98 kg Bye  Pérez (VEN)
W 4–0 ST
 Lugo (CUB)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye  Xiao D (CHN)
W 3–0 PO
 Schön (SWE)
W 3–1 PP
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Bashir Babajanzadeh −130 kg Bye  Meng Q (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
 Popp (GER)
L 3–1 PP
Did not advance 10

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