Iran at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Iran (officially the Islamic Republic of Iran) is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to a date not later than summer 2021, because of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[1] Since the nation's debut in 1948, Iranian athletes have attended every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics.

Iran at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iran.svg
IOC codeIRI
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Websitewww.olympic.ir (in Persian and English)
in Tokyo
Competitors51 in 11 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 0 1
Athletics 2 0 2
Basketball 12 0 12
Boxing 2 0 2
Cycling 1 0 1
Fencing 3 0 3
Karate 2 2 4
Shooting 2 4 6
Taekwondo 2 0 2
Volleyball 12 0 12
Wrestling 6 0 6
Total 45 6 51

ArcheryEdit

One Iranian archer qualified for the men's individual recurve by reaching the semifinal stage and obtaining one of the three available spots at the 2019 Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

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
Men's individual

AthleticsEdit

Iranian athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

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

Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hassan Taftian Men's 100 m Bye
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ehsan Haddadi Men's discus throw

BasketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Iran men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics as the highest-ranked Asian squad at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, marking the country's return to the sport after a twelve-year absence.[4][5]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players

BoxingEdit

Iran entered two male boxers into the Olympic tournament. 19-year-old Danial Shahbakhsh (men's featherweight) and Asia's second-seeded boxer Shahin Mousavi (men's middleweight) secured the spots on the Iranian squad, by scoring a box-off triumph each in their respective weight divisions at the 2020 Asia & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Danial Shahbakhsh Men's featherweight
Shahin Mousavi Men's middleweight

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Iran entered one rider to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by virtue of his top 50 national finish (for men) in the UCI World Ranking.[7]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Men's road race
Men's time trial

FencingEdit

Iranian fencers qualified a full squad in the men's team sabre for the first time at the Games, as the highest-ranked nation from Asia outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[8]

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
  Men's sabre
 
 
 
 
 
Men's team sabre N/A

KarateEdit

Iran entered four karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. 2018 Asian Games champions Bahman Askari (men's 75 kg) and Sajjad Ganjzadeh (men's +75 kg), Sara Bahmanyar (women's 55 kg), and Hamideh Abbasali (women's +61 kg) qualified directly for their respective kumite categories by finishing among the top four karateka at the end of the combined WKF Olympic Rankings.[9][10]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Bahman Askari Men's −75 kg
Sajjad Ganjzadeh Men's +75 kg
Sara Bahmanyar Women's −55 kg
Hamideh Abbasali Women's +61 kg

ShootingEdit

Iranian shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[11]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Mahyar Sedaghat Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions
Javad Foroughi Men's 10 m air pistol
Najmeh Khedmati Women's 10 m air rifle
Armina Sadeghian
Fatemeh Karamzadeh Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions
Hanieh Rostamian Women's 10 m air pistol

TaekwondoEdit

Iran entered two athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Armin Hadipour (men's 58 kg) qualified directly for their respective weight classes by finishing among the top five, while Mirhashem Hosseini received a spare berth freed up by the 2019 World Grand Slam winner in the men's lightweight category (68 kg), as the next highest-placed taekwondo practitioner, not yet qualified, in the WT Olympic Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Armin Hadipour Men's −58 kg
Mirhashem Hosseini Men's −68 kg

VolleyballEdit

IndoorEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Iran men's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the final match and securing an outright berth at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Jiangmen, China.[12]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2   Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on 31 January 2020. Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.


TBD

v
Poland   v   Iran Ariake Arena, Tokyo

TBD

v
Iran   v   Venezuela Ariake Arena, Tokyo

TBD

v
Canada   v   Iran Ariake Arena, Tokyo

TBD

v
Italy   v   Iran Ariake Arena, Tokyo

TBD

v
Japan   v   Iran Ariake Arena, Tokyo

WrestlingEdit

Iran qualified five wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom finished among the top six to book Olympic spots in the men's freestyle (57 and 86 kg), men's Greco-Roman (60, 77, and 130 kg) at the 2019 World Championships.[13]

On February 19, 2020, United World Wrestling awarded an additional Olympic license to Iran in men's freestyle 125 kg, as a response to the doping violations on the Syrian and Uzbek wrestler at the World Championships.[14]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
−57 kg
−86 kg
−125 kg
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 8 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
−60 kg
−77 kg
−130 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Iran and Nigeria earn direct entry into Olympics, China and Tunisia out". Xinhua. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Nigeria, Iran qualify for Olympics as best continental sides at World Cup". FIBA. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification: The Key Takeaways From Amman". Olympic Channel. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Iran's Sabre Fencing Team Qualify for 2020 Olympics". Iran Front Page. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  9. ^ "WKF announces first qualified athletes for Tokyo 2020". World Karate Federation. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Iran karate secure four Olympic quotas after top-class event in Madrid canceled". Mehr News Agency. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Last Daruma dolls go to Canada, Venezuela and Iran". FIVB. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  13. ^ Marantz, Ken (15 September 2019). "Olympic Champ Borrero Survives 'Bracket of Death' to Make 67kg Semis, Secure Tokyo 2020 Spot". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Trio of Olympic Licenses Reassigned After Anti-Doping Rules Violations". United World Wrestling. 19 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.