Emam-Ali Habibi

Emam-Ali Habibi Goudarzi (Persian: امامعلی حبیبی گودرزی‎, born 27 May 1931[2]) is a retired Iranian freestyle wrestler. He won gold medals at the 1958 Asian Games; 1959, 1961 and 1962 world championships; and 1956 Olympics, placing fourth in 1960.[1][3][4] In 2007 he was inducted into the FILA Hall of Fame.[5]

Emam-Ali Habibi
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Personal information
Native nameامامعلی حبیبی
Full nameEmam-Ali Habibi Goudarzi
Nickname(s)"The Tiger of Mazandaran" (ببر مازندران)
Born27 May 1931 (1931-05-27) (age 89)
Babol, Iran[1]
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
SportFreestyle wrestling

Habibi was the fourth and the last son in a large family. He lost his father at the age of 12.[6]


  1. ^ a b Emam Ali Habibi. iat.uni-leipzig.de
  2. ^ The date of birth according to the Iranian calendar is 5 Khordad 1310.
  3. ^ Habibi, Emam Goudarzi (IRI). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  4. ^ Emam-Ali Habibi. takhtejamshidcup.com
  5. ^ Hall of Fame – Freestyle. unitedworldwrestling.org
  6. ^ Imam Ali Habibi Goodarzi. National Olympic Committee of Iran