Iran at the Olympics

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979, first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900. Iran has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since 1948, except for 1980 and 1984 due to political boycotts. Iran has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on several occasions since 1956.

Iran at the
Olympics
Flag of Iran.svg
IOC codeIRI
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Websitewww.olympic.ir (in Persian and English)
Medals
Ranked 33rd
Gold
24
Silver
23
Bronze
29
Total
76
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Iran has participated in 18 Olympics so far. Iran participated in 9 Summer Olympics and gained 4 gold medals before that 1979 Revolution, also Iran participated in 9 Summer Olympics and it won 20 gold medals after the revolution.

Freydoun Malkom, a fencer who competed in the épée event in the 1900 Summer Olympics, was the first Iranian Olympic competitor. Iranian athletes have won a total of 76 medals, all in wrestling, weightlifting, taekwondo, athletics, shooting, and karate. Iran's National Olympic Committee was founded in 1947.

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

 
Iran at Summer Olympic Games
 
The first olympic medal for Iran, Jafar Salmasi
 
Emam-Ali Habibi, 1956 Melbourne
 
Mahmoud Namjoo, 1956 Melbourne
 
Mohammad Nassiri, 1968 Mexico City
Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  1900 Paris 1 0 0 0 0
  1904 St. Louis Did not participate
  1908 London
  1912 Stockholm
  1920 Antwerp
  1924 Paris
  1928 Amsterdam
  1932 Los Angeles
  1936 Berlin
  1948 London 36 0 0 1 1 34
  1952 Helsinki 22 0 3 4 7 30
  1956 Melbourne 17 2 2 1 5 14
  1960 Rome 25 0 1 3 4 27
  1964 Tokyo 63 0 0 3 3 34
  1968 Mexico City 14 2 1 2 5 19
  1972 Munich 50 0 2 1 3 28
  1976 Montreal 86 0 1 1 2 33
  1980 Moscow Did not participate
  1984 Los Angeles
  1988 Seoul 27 0 1 0 1 36
  1992 Barcelona 40 0 1 2 3 44
  1996 Atlanta 18 1 1 1 3 43
  2000 Sydney 35 3 0 1 4 27
  2004 Athens 38 2 2 2 6 29
  2008 Beijing 55 1 0 1 2 52
  2012 London 53 7 5 1 13 12
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 63 3 1 4 8 25
  2020 Tokyo 65 3 2 2 7 27
  2024 Paris Future Event
  2028 Los Angeles
  2032 Brisbane
Total 24 23 29 76 40

Medals by Winter GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 3 0 0 0 0
  1960 Squaw Valley Did not participate
  1964 Innsbruck 4 0 0 0 0
  1968 Grenoble 4 0 0 0 0
  1972 Sapporo 4 0 0 0 0
  1976 Innsbruck 4 0 0 0 0
  1980 Lake Placid Did not participate
  1984 Sarajevo
  1988 Calgary
  1992 Albertville
  1994 Lillehammer
  1998 Nagano 1 0 0 0 0
  2002 Salt Lake City 2 0 0 0 0
  2006 Turin 2 0 0 0 0
  2010 Vancouver 4 0 0 0 0
  2014 Sochi 5 0 0 0 0
  2018 Pyeongchang 4 0 0 0 0
  2022 Beijing 3 0 0 0 0
  2026 Milan–Cortina Future Event
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sportEdit

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
  Wrestling 11 15 21 47
  Weightlifting 9 6 5 20
  Taekwondo 2 1 3 6
  Shooting 1 0 0 1
  Karate 1 0 0 1
  Athletics 0 1 0 1
Total 24 23 29 76

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
  Bronze Jafar Salmasi   1948 London Weightlifting Men's 60 kg 019 August 1948
  Silver Gholamreza Takhti   1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 79 kg 0423 July 1952
  Silver Nasser Givehchi   1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 0523 July 1952
  Silver Mahmoud Namjoo   1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0725 July 1952
  Bronze Mahmoud Mollaghasemi   1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 0223 July 1952
  Bronze Abdollah Mojtabavi   1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 73 kg 0323 July 1952
  Bronze Tofigh Jahanbakht   1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 0623 July 1952
  Bronze Ali Mirzaei   1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0825 July 1952
  Gold Emam-Ali Habibi   1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 67 kg 121 December 1956
  Gold Gholamreza Takhti   1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 131 December 1956
  Silver Mehdi Yaghoubi   1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 101 December 1956
  Silver Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour   1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 111 December 1956
  Bronze Mahmoud Namjoo   1956 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 0923 November 1956
  Silver Gholamreza Takhti   1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 87 kg 156 September 1960
  Bronze Mohammad Paziraei   1960 Rome Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 52 kg 1431 August 1960
  Bronze Ebrahim Seifpour   1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 166 September 1960
  Bronze Esmaeil Elmkhah   1960 Rome Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 177 September 1960
  Bronze Ali Akbar Heidari   1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 1814 October 1964
  Bronze Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran   1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 78 kg 1914 October 1964
  Gold Mohammad Nassiri   1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2013 October 1968
  Gold Abdollah Movahed   1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 70 kg 2220 October 1968
  Silver Parviz Jalayer   1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg 2115 October 1968
  Bronze Aboutaleb Talebi   1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 2320 October 1968
  Bronze Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi   1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 63 kg 2420 October 1968
  Silver Mohammad Nassiri   1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's 56 kg 2528 August 1972
  Silver Rahim Aliabadi   1972 Munich Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 48 kg 2710 September 1972
  Bronze Ebrahim Javadi   1972 Munich Wrestling Men's freestyle 48 kg 2631 August 1972
  Silver Mansour Barzegar   1976 Montreal Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 2931 July 1976
  Bronze Mohammad Nassiri   1976 Montreal Weightlifting Men's 52 kg 2818 July 1976
  Silver Askari Mohammadian   1988 Seoul Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 301 October 1988
  Silver Askari Mohammadian   1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 327 August 1992
  Bronze Amir Reza Khadem   1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 316 August 1992
  Bronze Rasoul Khadem   1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 337 August 1992
  Gold Rasoul Khadem   1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 90 kg 362 August 1996
  Silver Abbas Jadidi   1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 100 kg 3531 July 1996
  Bronze Amir Reza Khadem   1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg 3431 July 1996
  Gold Hossein Tavakkoli   2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 3725 September 2000
  Gold Hossein Rezazadeh   2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 3826 September 2000
  Gold Alireza Dabir   2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's freestyle 58 kg 401 October 2000
  Bronze Hadi Saei   2000 Sydney Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 3928 September 2000
  Gold Hossein Rezazadeh   2004 Athens Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 4125 August 2004
  Gold Hadi Saei   2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 4227 August 2004
  Silver Alireza Rezaei   2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 4428 August 2004
  Silver Masoud Mostafa-Jokar   2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4529 August 2004
  Bronze Yousef Karami   2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4328 August 2004
  Bronze Alireza Heidari   2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 96 kg 4629 August 2004
  Gold Hadi Saei   2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's 80 kg 4822 August 2008
  Bronze Morad Mohammadi   2008 Beijing Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg 4719 August 2008
  Gold Saeid Mohammadpour   2012 London Weightlifting Men's 94 kg 504 August 2012[b]
  Gold Hamid Sourian   2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg 515 August 2012
  Gold Omid Norouzi   2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 526 August 2012
  Gold Navab Nassirshalal   2012 London Weightlifting Men's 105 kg 536 August 2012[d]
  Gold Ghasem Rezaei   2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg 547 August 2012
  Gold Behdad Salimi   2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 557 August 2012
  Gold Komeil Ghasemi   2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg 6111 August 2012[c]
  Silver Kianoush Rostami   2012 London Weightlifting Men's 85 kg 493 August 2012[a]
  Silver Sajjad Anoushiravani   2012 London Weightlifting Men's +105 kg 567 August 2012
  Silver Ehsan Haddadi   2012 London Athletics Men's discus throw 577 August 2012
  Silver Mohammad Bagheri Motamed   2012 London Taekwondo Men's 68 kg 589 August 2012
  Silver Sadegh Goudarzi   2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 5910 August 2012
  Bronze Ehsan Lashgari   2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 84 kg 6011 August 2012
  Gold Kianoush Rostami   2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting Men's 85 kg 6212 August 2016
  Gold Sohrab Moradi   2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting Men's 94 kg 6313 August 2016
  Gold Hassan Yazdani   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg 6819 August 2016
  Silver Komeil Ghasemi   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 125 kg 6920 August 2016
  Bronze Saeid Abdevali   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 75 kg 6414 August 2016
  Bronze Ghasem Rezaei   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg 6516 August 2016
  Bronze Kimia Alizadeh   2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo Women's 57 kg 6618 August 2016
  Bronze Hassan Rahimi   2016 Rio de Janeiro Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 6719 August 2016
  Gold Javad Foroughi   2020 Tokyo Shooting Men's 10 m air pistol 7024 July 2021
  Gold Mohammad Reza Geraei   2020 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg 724 August 2021
  Gold Sajjad Ganjzadeh   2020 Tokyo Karate Men's kumite +75 kg 767 August 2021
  Silver Ali Davoudi   2020 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's +109 kg 734 August 2021
  Silver Hassan Yazdani   2020 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 86 kg 745 August 2021
  Bronze Mohammad Hadi Saravi   2020 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg 713 August 2021
  Bronze Amir Hossein Zare   2020 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 125 kg 756 August 2021
  • a Kianoush Rostami originally won the bronze medal, but was upgraded to silver on 26 November 2016 after the original silver medalist tested positive for doping.
  • b Saeid Mohammadpour originally finished 5th, but was upgraded to the gold medal position on 20 December 2016 since the top four weightlifters tested positive for doping.
  • c Komeil Ghasemi originally won the bronze medal, but was upgraded to gold on 26 July 2019 after the original gold and silver medalists tested positive for doping.
  • d Navab Nassirshalal originally won the silver medal, but was upgraded to gold on 19 December 2019 after the original gold medalist tested positive for doping.

Athletes with most medalsEdit

# Athlete Sport Games       Total
1 Hadi Saei   Taekwondo 2000–2008 2 0 1 3
2 Hossein Rezazadeh   Weightlifting 2000–2004 2 0 0 2
3 Gholamreza Takhti   Wrestling 1952–1964 1 2 0 3
4 Mohammad Nassiri   Weightlifting 1968–1976 1 1 1 3
5 Komeil Ghasemi   Wrestling 2012–2016 1 1 0 2
5 Kianoush Rostami   Weightlifting 2012–2016 1 1 0 2
5 Hassan Yazdani   Wrestling 2016–2020 1 1 0 2
8 Rasoul Khadem   Wrestling 1992–1996 1 0 1 2
8 Ghasem Rezaei   Wrestling 2012–2016 1 0 1 2
10 Askari Mohammadian   Wrestling 1988–1992 0 2 0 2
11 Mahmoud Namjoo   Weightlifting 1952–1956 0 1 1 2
12 Amir Reza Khadem   Wrestling 1992–1996 0 0 2 2

Sport by yearEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Sport 00 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
 
  Aquatics, Diving 1 1
  Aquatics, Swimming 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
  Aquatics, Water polo 11 1
  Archery 2 2 1 1 4
  Athletics 1 2 1 8 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 10 10 3 16
  Badminton 1 1 2
  Basketball 13 12 12 3
  Boxing 8 6 4 5 5 6 6 4 5 1 3 4 1 2 14
  Canoeing, Sprint 1 2 1 1 4
  Cycling, Road 4 4 6 6 4 2 2 3 3 3 1 11
  Cycling, Track 4 2 2 4 2 5
  Equestrian 1 1
  Fencing 1 4 2 13 1 2 4 7
  Football 17 19 17 3
  Gymnastics, Artistic 2 1
  Judo 1 3 7 6 1 2 6
  Karate 3 1
  Rowing 2 2 1 1 4
  Shooting 3 1 4 4 1 1 1 3 5 6 10
  Table tennis 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 7
  Taekwondo 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 6
  Volleyball 12 12 2
  Weightlifting 5 7 7 7 5 4 3 7 5 6 6 3 6 5 2 15
  Wrestling 7 8 8 12 12 9 14 17 15 16 10 11 13 12 13 12 11 17
Total 1 36 22 17 25 63 14 50 86 27 40 18 35 38 55 53 63 65 18

Winter OlympicsEdit

Sport 56 64 68 72 76 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
 
  Skiing, Alpine 3 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 3 3 2 11
  Skiing, Cross-country 1 1 1 2 2 5
Total 3 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 4 5 4 11

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Islamic Republic of Iran". International Olympic Committee. 27 July 2021.
  • "Iran". Olympedia.com.
  • "Olympic Analytics/IRI". olympanalyt.com.