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Hamid Sourian (Persian: حمید سوریان‎, born 24 August 1985) is an Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a six-time World Champion. Sourian won both the Junior World Championships and Senior World Championships in 2005. He is also 2007 and 2008 Asian gold medalist. Sourian won the gold medal in the 55 kg Greco-Roman competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

Hamid Sourian
Hamid Sourian.jpg
Sourian in July 2016
Personal information
Native nameحمید سوریان ‌
Full nameHamid Sourian
NationalityIranian
Born (1985-08-24) 24 August 1985 (age 34)
Rey, Iran
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
WebsiteOfficial Instagram Profile
Sport
CountryIran
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman
ClubBabak Rey
Coached byAbdullah Zareh

He is titled the "genius" (نابغه).[2]

Summer Olympics 2008Edit

Sourian was a strong favorite to win the gold medal at 55 kg in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but was upset in the quarterfinals by eventual gold medalist Nazyr Mankiev of Russia. Sourian was defeated in the bronze medal match by South Korea's Park Eun-Chul, Sourian had beaten Park in two different world championship finals prior to this Bronze medal match. In both his losses, he lost on tie-breaker criteria.[3]

Summer Olympics 2012Edit

On 5 August 2012, he won his country's first ever gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, defeating Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov in the 55 kg final.[4][5]

Summer Olympics 2016Edit

After failing to qualify in World Championship and Continental Qualifier On 3 May 2016 Sourian attend the second of two worldwide qualification tournaments for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Turkey after failing to overcome Ivo Angelov from Bulgaria in Mongolia.

On May 5, Aleksandr Karelin posted a photo of Sourian on his Instagram page, wishing him success by writing: "You are the best and I wish you the best in the last 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament. Believe you can and you will."[6]

On May 7, Sourian finished first at the tournament and snared a Rio berth.[7]

On the 14th of August, he was defeated by Shinobu Ota from Japan in the round of 32.in first time he is won by 4-0 and in second time by decreasing energy he defeated 5-6, and then by Almat Kebispayev from Kazakistan in the repechage round.in first time he was won by 7-0 and in second time and need one point for victory but decrease energy and he defeated this match .and exited from the matches in Rio.[8]

ResultsEdit

Result Round Opponent Score
2005 World Championship /   Budapest / Gold medal
Win Round of 32   Vugar Rakhimov (UKR) 2–0 (4–3, 2–1)
Win Round of 16   Bayram Özdemir (TUR) 2–0 (4–0, 3–2)
Win Quarterfinals   Lázaro Rivas (CUB) 2–0 (2–1, 7–1)
Win Semifinals   Yermek Kuketov (KAZ) DSQ (3–0, 5–0)
Win Final   Park Eun-chul (KOR) 2–0 (2–1, 4–3)
2006 World Championship /   Guangzhou / Gold medal
Win Round of 32   Vicente Lillo (ESP) 2–0 (6–0, 7–0)
Win Round of 16   Vugar Rakhimov (UKR) 2–0 (7–2, 2–1)
Win Quarterfinals   Venelin Venkov (BUL) 2–0 (8–2, 4–0)
Win Semifinals   Lindsey Durlacher (USA) 2–0 (5–3, 3–2)
Win Final   Rovshan Bayramov (AZE) 2–0 (3–0, 3–0)
2007 World Championship /   Baku / Gold medal
Win Round of 64   Shane Parker (AUS) 2–0 (5–0, 8–1)
Win Round of 32   Anders Nyblom (DEN) 2–0 (2–1, 4–0)
Win Round of 16   Lindsey Durlacher (USA) 2–0 (4–0, 6–0)
Win Quarterfinals   Virgil Munteanu (ROU) 2–0 (4–3, 2–2)
Win Semifinals   Kristijan Fris (SRB) 2–0 (3–0, 1–1)
Win Final   Park Eun-chul (KOR) 2–1 (1–1, 3–0, 4–0)
2008 Olympics /   Beijing / 5th place
Win Round of 32   Venelin Venkov (BUL) Fall (4–0)
Win Round of 16   Elgin Loren Elwais (PLW) 2–0 (8–0, 6–0)
Loss Quarterfinals   Nazyr Mankiev (RUS) 1–2 (2–2, 1–1, 1–1)
Win Repechage   Kristijan Fris (SRB) 2–0 (5–0, 1–1)
Loss Bronze medal match   Park Eun-chul (KOR) 0–2 (1–1, 2–2)
2009 World Championship /   Herning / Gold medal
Win Round of 32   Joaquín Martínez (ESP) 2–0 (7–0, 3–0)
Win Round of 16   Spenser Mango (USA) 2–0 (1–0, 6–0)
Win Quarterfinals   Erhan Karakuş (TUR) 2–0 (1–0, 1–0)
Win Semifinals   Håkan Nyblom (DEN) 2–0 (1–0, 6–0)
Win Final   Roman Amoyan (ARM) 2–0 (5–0, 1–0)
2010 World Championship /   Moscow / Gold medal
Win Round of 32   Mohammed Bouterfessa (ALG) 2–0 (5–0, 1–0)
Win Round of 16   Venelin Venkov (BUL) 2–0 (2–0, 2–2)
Win Quarterfinals   Jani Haapamäki (FIN) 2–0 (2–0, 1–1)
Win Semifinals   Roman Amoyan (ARM) 2–0 (1–0, 2–0)
Win Final   Choi Gyu-jin (KOR) 2–1 (4–0, 0–3, 1–0)
2012 Olympics /   London / Gold medal
Win Round of 16   Arsen Eraliev (KGZ) 2–1 (4–0, 0–2, 2–1)
Win Quarterfinals   Péter Módos (HUN) 2–0 (2–0, 1–0)
Win Semifinals   Håkan Nyblom (DEN) 2–0 (3–0, 3–0)
Win Final   Rovshan Bayramov (AZE) 2–0 (2–0, 1–0)
2014 World Championship /   Tashkent / Gold medal
Win Round of 64   Alex Anechitei (ROU) 8–0
Win Round of 32   Haithem Mahmoud (EGY) 2–1
Win Round of 16   Ismael Borrero (CUB) 5–0
Win Quarterfinals   Taleh Mammadov (AZE) 3–0
Win Semifinals   Elmurat Tasmuradov (UZB) 2–1
Win Final   Mingiyan Semenov (RUS) 2–1
2015 World Championship /   Las Vegas / Disqualified
Win Round of 32   Raiber Rodríguez (VEN) 8–0
Win Round of 16   Jani Haapamäki (FIN) 5–0, Fall
Loss Quarterfinals   Rovshan Bayramov (AZE) 0–2, DSQ
Loss Repechage   Yun Won-chol (PRK) 5–6
2016 Olympics /   Rio de Janeiro / 11th place
Loss Round of 32   Shinobu Ota (JPN) 4–5
Loss Repechage   Almat Kebispayev (KAZ) 7–6, Fall

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reihanpour Archived 2012-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://iran-newspaper.com/Newspaper/MobileBlock?NewspaperBlockID=84055
  3. ^ http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/12/sports/olywrest12.php
  4. ^ "London 2012 Wrestling: Iran's Hamid Sourian Claimed Gold Medal in Men's 55kg Greco-Roman". Kabir News. Retrieved 2012-08-06. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "London Olympics: Iran's Reihanpour wins Greco-Roman 55kg wrestling gold". The Times Of India. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  6. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BE-_6ICCMWI/
  7. ^ http://en.mehrnews.com/news/116371/Sourian-claims-gold-in-Istanbul-to-book-Olympic-spot
  8. ^ "Google". www.google.no. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
Awards
Preceded by
Morad Mohammadi
Ehsan Haddadi
Iran Sportsperson of the year
2007
Succeeded by
Vacant