Alireza Heidari

Alireza Heidari (Persian: علیرضا حیدری‎, born March 4, 1976 in Tehran) is a retired Iranian wrestler who competed in the Men's Freestyle 96 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal.

Alireza Heidari
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Representing  Iran
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 96 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Tehran 85 kg
Silver medal – second place 1999 Ankara 97 kg
Silver medal – second place 2002 Tehran 96 kg
Silver medal – second place 2003 New York 96 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Krasnoyarsk 85 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok 85 kg
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan 96 kg
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha 96 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Tehran 85 kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 Tashkent 97 kg
Gold medal – first place 2001 Ulaanbaatar 97 kg
Gold medal – first place 2003 New Delhi 96 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Xiaoshan 82 kg

He also competed in Sydney 2000, where he placed 6th. He is also a seven-time Asian champion, and has won a gold medal, three silver medals and a bronze medal at World Championships. Heidari was selected as the 1999 National Sportsman of the Year in Iran.

He has a sister and three brothers.

After his retirement, he bought a mine with nearly eight hundred employees.

ResultsEdit

Result Round Opponent Score
1997 World Championship /   Krasnoyarsk /   Bronze medal / 85 kg
Win Round 1   Christos Alexandridis (GRE) 6–0
Loss Round 2   Les Gutches (USA) 0–3
Win Repechage 1   Yang Hyung-mo (KOR) 1–0
Win Repechage 2   André Backhaus (GER) 8–2
Win Repechage 3   Nicolae Ghiță (ROU) 6–1, Fall
Win Repechage 4   Yoel Romero (CUB) 3–1
Win Bronze medal match   Khadzhimurad Magomedov (RUS) 5–1
1998 World Championship /   Tehran /   Gold medal / 85 kg
Win Round 1   Gary Holmes (CAN) 9–0
Win Round 2   Tatsuo Kawai (JPN) 4–2
Win Round 3   Yang Hyung-mo (KOR) 1–0
Win Semifinals   Yoel Romero (CUB) 2–1
Win Final   Magomed Ibragimov (MKD) 4–0
1999 World Championship /   Ankara /   Silver medal / 97 kg
Win Preliminary round   Dan Karabin (CZE) 10–0
Win Preliminary round   Kim Kil-soo (KOR) 7–0
Win Round of 16   Vadim Tasoyev (UKR) 2–0
Win Quarterfinals   Davud Magomedov (AZE) 5–0
Win Semifinals   Marek Garmulewicz (POL) 3–0
Loss Final   Sagid Murtazaliev (RUS) 3–4
2000 Summer Olympics /   Sydney / 6th place / 97 kg
Win Preliminary round   Rolf Scherrer (SUI) 7–1
Win Preliminary round   Ahmet Doğu (TUR) 6–1
Loss Quarterfinals   Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 0–1
Loss 5th place match   Aftantil Xanthopoulos (GRE) Walkover
2001 World Championship /   Sofia / 16th place / 97 kg
Win Preliminary round   Rolf Scherrer (SUI) 6–1
Loss Preliminary round   Giorgi Gogshelidze (RUS) 1–4, Fall
2002 World Championship /   Tehran /   Silver medal / 96 kg
Win Preliminary round   Sofian Abdul-Lateef (IRQ) 11–0
Win Preliminary round   Chen Dakuan (CHN) 11–0
Win Preliminary round   Rolf Scherrer (SUI) 3–0
Win Semifinals   Vadim Tasoyev (UKR) 3–0
Loss Final   Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 1–2
2003 World Championship /   New York /   Silver medal / 96 kg
Win Preliminary round   Igors Samušonoks (LAT) 10–0
Win Preliminary round   George Torchinava (NED) 10–0
Win Round of 16   Aleksandr Shemarov (BLR) 6–6
Win Quarterfinals   Daniel Cormier (USA) 6–3
Win Semifinals   Krasimir Kochev (BUL) 3–1
Loss Final   Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 0–4
2004 Summer Olympics /   Athens /   Bronze medal / 96 kg
Win Preliminary round   Eldar Kurtanidze (GEO) 3–2
Win Preliminary round   Antoine Jaoude (BRA) 10–0
Win Quarterfinals   Rustam Aghayev (AZE) 5–0
Loss Semifinals   Magomed Ibragimov (UZB) 4–6
Win Bronze medal match   Daniel Cormier (USA) 3–2
2006 World Championship /   Guangzhou / 5th place / 96 kg
Win Round of 32   Daniel Cormier (USA) 2–1 (2–0, 0–1, 7–0)
Loss Round of 16   Giorgi Gogshelidze (GEO) 1–2 (0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
Win Repechage 1   Norbert Bödör (SVK) Walkover
Win Repechage 2   Aleksey Krupnyakov (KGZ) 2–0 (1–1, 2–1)
Loss Bronze medal match   Ruslan Sheikhau (BLR) 1–2 (1–0, 0–1, 1–1)

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