Iran at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Iran competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 17 athletes and represented Iran in the 1956 Olympics.[1][2]

Iran at the
1956 Summer Olympics
State flag of Iran (1933–1964).svg
IOC codeIRI
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Iran
Websitewww.olympic.ir (in Persian and English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors17 in 3 sports
Flag bearerMahmoud Namjoo
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 2 2
Weightlifting 7 7
Wrestling 8 8
Total 17 0 17

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Weightlifting 1 1
Wrestling 2 2 4
Total 2 2 1 5

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Emam-Ali Habibi Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg
  Gold Gholamreza Takhti Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg
  Silver Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg
  Silver Mehdi Yaghoubi Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg
  Bronze Mahmoud Namjoo Weightlifting Men's 56 kg

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men[3]
Athlete Event Time Rank
Ali Baghbanbashi Marathon Did not finish
Athlete Event 100m LJ SP HJ 400m 110m H DT PV JT 1500m Total Rank
Najmeddin Farabi Decathlon 12.1
572
6.25
575
11.31
524
1.70
656
52.3
684
17.4
372
28.73
347
3.30
438
41.23
375
4:24.8
560
5103 12

WeightliftingEdit

Men[4]
Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Mahmoud Namjoo 56 kg 100.0 102.5 130.0 332.5  
Hossein Zarini 60 kg 92.5 92.5 120.0 305.0 13
Henrik Tamraz 67.5 kg 115.0 105.0 145.0 365.0 5
Ebrahim Peiravi 75 kg 107.5 117.5 147.5 372.5 7
Jalal Mansouri 82.5 kg 132.5 122.5 162.5 417.5 4
Hassan Rahnavardi 90 kg 140.0 127.5 157.5 425.0 4
Firouz Pojhan +90 kg 147.5 132.5 170.0 450.0 4

WrestlingEdit

Men's freestyle[5]
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Final round Rank
Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour 52 kg Bye   Chinazzo (ITA)
W 3–0
  Delgado (USA)
W 3–0
  Asai (JPN)
W 3–0
  Akbaş (TUR)
W 3–0
 
  Tsalkalamanidze (URS)
L Fall
Mehdi Yaghoubi 57 kg   Shakhov (URS)
W 3–0
  Jameson (AUS)
W Fall
  Pandey (IND)
W Fall
  Dağıstanlı (TUR)
L 1–2
  Lee (KOR)
W 3–0
 
Nasser Givehchi 62 kg   Geldenhuys (RSA)
W 3–0
  Hall (GBR)
W Fall
  Penttilä (FIN)
L 1–2
  Şit (TUR)
L 0–3
Did not advance 6
Emam-Ali Habibi 67 kg   Anderberg (SWE)
W Fall
  Tóth (HUN)
W 3–0
  Bielle (FRA)
W 3–0
  Nizzola (ITA)
W 3–0
  Kasahara (JPN)
W 3–0
  Bestayev (URS)
W Fall
 
Nabi Sorouri 73 kg   Singh (IND)
W Fall
  Fischer (USA)
L 0–3
  Petkov (BUL)
W 3–0
  de Villiers (RSA)
W 3–0
Did not advance 4
Abbas Zandi 79 kg   Katsuramoto (JPN)
W 3–0
Bye   Atlı (TUR)
L 0–3
  Hodge (USA)
L Fall
Did not advance 7
Gholamreza Takhti 87 kg   Theron (RSA)
W Fall
  Steckle (CAN)
W Fall
  Ohira (JPN)
W Fall
  Coote (AUS)
W Fall
  Kulayev (URS)
W 3–0
 
  Blair (USA)
W 3–0
Hussain Noori +87 kg   Mehmedov (BUL)
L 0–3
  da Silva (NZL)
W 3–0
  Kaplan (TUR)
L Fall
Did not advance Did not advance 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iran at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  2. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. p. 262. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  3. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. pp. 303 and 344. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  4. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. pp. 636–648. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  5. ^ "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. 3 January 2011. pp. 660–675. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2011.

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