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Iran sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In total 55 Iranian athletes went to Beijing, including three women. These Olympics are regarded as less successful than their previous Games, as Iran only achieved one gold and one bronze medal.

Iran at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iran.svg
IOC codeIRI
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Websitewww.olympic.ir (in Persian) (in English)
in Beijing
Competitors55 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Homa Hosseini
Medals
Ranked 51st
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 6 0 6
Badminton 1 0 1
Basketball 12 0 12
Boxing 3 0 3
Cycling 3 0 3
Judo 6 0 6
Rowing 1 1 2
Swimming 1 0 1
Table tennis 1 0 1
Taekwondo 2 1 3
Weightlifting 3 0 3
Wrestling 12 0 12
Total 52 3 55

ArcheryEdit

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
Hojjatollah Vaezi Men's individual 604 63   Champia (IND)
L 98–112
Did not advance
Najmeh Abtin Women's individual 568 60   Kwon U-S (PRK)
L 96–106
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

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

Men[1]
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sajjad Moradi 800 m 1:46.10 6 q 1:46.08 5 Did not advance
Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei 1:49.25 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ehsan Haddadi Discus throw 61.34 17 Did not advance
Amin Nikfar Shot put NM Did not advance
Abbas Samimi Discus throw 59.92 26 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Hadi Sepehrzad Result 10.92 6.80 16.02 1.90 50.75 14.64 50.32 4.00 49.56 5:06.67 7483 21
Points 878 767 852 714 780 894 877 617 582 522

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kaveh Mehrabi Men's singles[2]   Hsieh (TPE)
L 16–21, 12–21
Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Iran roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3]

Iran men's national basketball team – 2008 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F/C 4 Doraghi, Ali 23 – (1984-09-20)September 20, 1984 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Petrochimi  
PG 5 Amini, Amir 24 – (1984-06-10)June 10, 1984 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Kaveh  
PG 6 Davari, Javad 25 – (1983-04-25)April 25, 1983 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Petrochimi  
PG 7 Kamrani, Mehdi 26 – (1982-06-01)June 1, 1982 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Mahram  
SG 8 Davarpanah, Saeid 20 – (1987-09-07)September 7, 1987 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Kaveh  
SG 9 Zandi, Iman 26 – (1981-09-19)September 19, 1981 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) BEEM  
SG 10 Afagh, Hamed 25 – (1983-02-01)February 1, 1983 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Saba Battery  
F/C 11 Sohrabnejad, Hamed 25 – (1983-05-07)May 7, 1983 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Mahram  
PF 12 Sahakian, Oshin 22 – (1986-03-21)March 21, 1986 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Zob Ahan  
C 13 Nabipour, Mousa 24 – (1983-08-14)August 14, 1983 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Kaveh  
SF 14 Nikkhah Bahrami, Samad (C) 25 – (1983-05-11)May 11, 1983 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Mahram  
C 15 Haddadi, Hamed 23 – (1985-05-19)May 19, 1985 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) Saba Battery  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age field is age on August 9, 2008
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Lithuania 5 4 1 425 400 +25 9 1–0
  Argentina 5 4 1 425 361 +64 9 0–1
  Croatia 5 3 2 399 380 +19 8 1–0
  Australia 5 3 2 457 405 +52 8 0–1
  Russia 5 1 4 387 406 −19 6  
  Iran 5 0 5 323 464 −141 5  
10 August 2008
09:00
Russia   71–49   Iran
Scoring by quarter: 24–5, 14–17, 8–16, 25–11
Pts: Holden 19
Rebs: Monia 6
Asts: Savrasenko 4
Pts: Nikkhah 16
Rebs: Haddadi 8
Asts: Kamrani 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
12 August 2008
09:00
Iran   67–99   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 14–31, 19–28, 14–25
Pts: Haddadi 21
Rebs: Sahakian 12
Asts: Amini 4
Pts: Kleiza 22
Rebs: Kleiza 8
Asts: Jasikevičius, Lukauskis, Mačiulis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
14 August 2008
11:15
Australia   106–68   Iran
Scoring by quarter: 28–15, 25–14, 22–19, 31–20
Pts: Newley 24
Rebs: Bogut 7
Asts: Mills, Worthington, Bruton 5
Pts: Nikkhah 23
Rebs: Haddadi 8
Asts: Davari 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
16 August 2008
16:45
Iran   82–97   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 14–19, 19–23, 24–30, 25–25
Pts: Haddadi 21
Rebs: Haddadi 16
Asts: Kamrani 4
Pts: Ginobili 32
Rebs: Scola 7
Asts: Prigioni 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
18 August 2008
09:00
Iran   57–91   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 8–19, 8–35, 23–16, 18–21
Pts: Nikkhah 25
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Haddadi 2
Pts: Rozić, Tomas 16
Rebs: Lončar, Barać 7
Asts: Ukić 8
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Morteza Sepahvand Light welterweight[4]   Hassini (TUN)
W 16–4
  Gheorghe (ROU)
W 8–4
  Díaz (DOM)
L 6–11
Did not advance
Mehdi Ghorbani Light heavyweight[4]   Negrón (PUR)
L 4–13
Did not advance
Ali Mazaheri Heavyweight[4] N/A   Chakhkiyev (RUS)
L 3–7
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Hossein Askari Men's road race[5] 6:34:22 51
Men's time trial[5] 1:08:46 34
Ghader Mizbani Men's road race[5] 6:39:42 78
Mehdi Sohrabi Did not finish

JudoEdit

Men[6]
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Masoud Akhondzadeh −60 kg Bye   Drakšič (SLO)
W 0110–0010
  Choi (KOR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance   Albarracín (ARG)
W 0020–0001
  Sobirov (UZB)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Arash Miresmaeili −66 kg Bye   Adamiec (POL)
W 0001–0000
  Uchishiba (JPN)
L 0000–0020
Did not advance   Jacinto (DOM)
W 0011–0000
  Sharipov (UZB)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Ali Maloumat −73 kg N/A   Kanamaru (JPN)
W 1001–0001
  Pina (POR)
W 0111–0001
  Dashdavaa (MGL)
W 1100–0010
  Mammadli (AZE)
L 0000–1000
Bye   Guilheiro (BRA)
L 0000–1000
5
Hamed Malekmohammadi −81 kg Bye   Sedej (SLO)
W 1000–0000
  Camilo (BRA)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance
Hossein Ghomi −90 kg N/A   Kazusionak (BLR)
L 0000–1110
Did not advance
Mohammad Reza Roudaki +100 kg Bye   Rybak (BLR)
W 1001–0001
  Jónsson (ISL)
W 1000–0001
  Gujejiani (GEO)
L 0000–0011
Did not advance Bye   McCormick (USA)
W 1001–0001
  Tmenov (RUS)
W 1010–0001
  Brayson (CUB)
L 0000–0200
5

RowingEdit

Men[7]
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohsen Shadi Single sculls 7:48.24 5 SE/F Bye 7:20.34 1 FE 7:06.54 25
Women[8]
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Homa Hosseini Single sculls 9:02.12 4 FE Bye 8:18.20 26

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

SwimmingEdit

Men[9]
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mohammad Alirezaei 100 m breaststroke DNS Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Afshin Norouzi Men's singles[10]   Bobocica (ITA)
L 2–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Reza Naderian Men's −58 kg[11]   Wenceslau (BRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Hadi Saei Men's −80 kg[11]   Bista (NEP)
W 7–0
  Zhu G (CHN)
W 3–2
  Ahmadov (AZE)
W 4–1
Bye   Sarmiento (ITA)
W 6–4
 
Sara Khoshjamal Fekri Women's −49 kg[12]   Toudali (MAR)
W 5–0
  Yang S-C (TPE)
L 0–2
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Asghar Ebrahimi Men's −94 kg[13] 180 =3 212 =7 392 7
Mohsen Biranvand Men's −105 kg[13] 180 =9 210 10 390 10
Rashid Sharifi Men's +105 kg[13] 196 6 230 6 426 6

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.

Men's freestyle[14]
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
Abbas Dabbaghi −55 kg Bye   Serrano (COL)
W 3–1 PP
  Kudukhov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 10
Morad Mohammadi −60 kg Bye   Madany (EGY)
W 3–0 PO
  Azarbayjani (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
  Batirov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Bye   Huseynov (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
 
Mehdi Taghavi −66 kg Bye   Garcia (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
  Şahin (TUR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Garzón (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Meisam Mostafa-Jokar −74 kg Bye   Terziev (BUL)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Reza Yazdani −84 kg   Horbik (POL)
W 3–0 PO
  Temrezov (AZE)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 11
Saeid Ebrahimi −96 kg Bye   Emara (EGY)
W 3–1 PP
  Gogshelidze (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 10
Fardin Masoumi −120 kg   Langowski (MEX)
W 3–0 PO
  Akhmedov (RUS)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance   Boyadzhiev (BUL)
W 3–1 PP
  Mocco (USA)
W 3–1 PP
  Mutalimov (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
5
Men's Greco-Roman[15]
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 −55 kg   Venkov (BUL)
W 5–0 VT
  Elwais (PLW)
W 3–0 PO
  Mankiev (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Fris (SRB)
W 3–1 PP
  Park E-C (KOR)
L 1–3 PP
5
Ali Mohammadi −66 kg   Kim M-C (KOR)
W 3–1 PP
  Siamionau (BLR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11
Saman Tahmasebi −84 kg Bye   Daragan (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
  Avluca (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11
Ghasem Rezaei −96 kg   Ežerskis (LTU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Masoud Hashemzadeh −120 kg Bye   Baroev (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Mizgaitis (LTU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15

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