Saeid Abdevali (Persian: سعيد عبدولى, born 4 November 1989) is an Iranian wrestler. He is a two-time world junior champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, 2011 senior world champion and won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics. He was born in Andimeshk.
|Native name||سعید عبدولی|
|Full name||Saeid Abdevali|
|Born||4 November 1989 (age 29)|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
Abdevali won the 2011 World Championships to clinch his spot at the Olympics in London. Abdevali also won the 2010 Asian Games and won the World Cup in 2010 and 2011. This success followed his junior career, where he won the World Championship in 2008 and 2009 and was the Asian junior champion in 2008. He also won two bronze medals at the Asian junior championships before moving to the senior level in 2010.
London 2012 OlympicsEdit
Despite being tipped to take the gold medal, Abdevali was eliminated in the London 2012 Olympics by French wrestler Steeve Guenot, in what was widely regarded as a controversial decision by the referee.
Asian Games 2014Edit
In semi-final stage of the 2014 Asian Games, Abdevali executed 5 to appear to pin his opponent Korean Wrestler Jung Ji-hyun, and was initially announced by the referee as the winner. The Korean coach protested and the referee revised the decision. Eventually, Abdevali lost the match 6-9 to his opponent.
At the 2016 Olympics, Abdevali competed at middleweight (75 kg). Abdevali lost to Mark Madsen in the second round. As Madsen reached the final, Abdevali was entered into the repechage. There he beat Viktor Nemeš and then Péter Bácsi to win a bronze medal.
- "Saeid Abdevali Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
- Saeid Abdvali at United World Wrestling
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Saeid Abdevali". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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