Iran

History

Iran made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1900 when fencer Freydoun Malkom took part. The nation would not return until 1948 and has competed ever since, with the exceptions of 1980 and 1984. Iran sends a moderately size delegation to the Olympics with at least 50 athletes competing at the previous three games. The nation competes in a variety of sports with athletics, boxing, cycling, judo, shooting, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling being the most common.

Iran won its first medal in 1948 and has medaled at each Olympics since. In total the nation has won 68 medals across four sports with wrestling (43) and weightlifting (18) being the most successful sports. The most successful athletes are weightlifter Mohammad Nassiri, taekwondo athlete Hadi Saei and wrestler Gholamreza Takhti whom all won three medals. Nassiri won gold (1968) and silver (1972) in the men’s -56kg and bronze (1976) in the men’s -52kg. Saei won gold (2004) and bronze (2000) in the men’s -68kg and gold (2008) in the men’s -80kg. Takhti won silver (1952) in the men’s freestyle -79kg and gold (1956) and silver (1960) in the men’s freestyle -87kg. In 2016 Iran won 8 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Milad Vaziri Milad Vaziri

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Hassan Taftian
Men’s 400m Hurdles Mahdi Pirjahan
Men’s Discus Throw Ehsan Hadadi

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Fasihi Farzaneh

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Sorayya Aghaei Sorayya Aghaei

Basketball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Meisam Mirzaei
Sajjad Mashayekhi
Hamed Hosseinzadeh
Behnam Yakchali
Rasoul Mozaffari
Mohammad Jamshidi
Samad Nikkhah Bahrami
Hamed Haddadi
Arman Zangeneh
Mike Rostampour
Aaron Geramipoor
Mohammad Hassanzadeh
Mohammad Sina Vahedi
Philip Jalalpoor
Mohammad Hassanzadeh
Saeid Davarpanah
Mohammad Jamshidi
Samad Nikkhah Bahrami
Hamed Haddadi
Navid Rezaeifar
Mike Rostampour
Aaron Geramipoor
Arsalan Kazemi
Behnam Yakhchali

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Featherweight Danial Shahbakhsh Danial Shahbakhsh
Men’s Middleweight Shahin Mousavi Shahin Mousavi

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 1000m Ali Aghamirzaei Ali Aghamirzaei

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Saeid Safarzadeh
Men’s Time Trial Qualified Via Rankings Saeid Safarzadeh

Fencing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Sabre From Team Quota Mojtaba Abedini
From Team Quota Ali Pakdaman
From Team Quota Mohammad Rahbari
Men’s Team Sabre Qualified Via Rankings Mojtaba Abedini
Ali Pakdaman
Mohammad Rahbari

Karate

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s +75kg Sajjad Ganzjadeh Sajjad Ganzjadeh
Women’s -55kg Sara Bahmanyar Sara Bahmanyar
Women’s +61kg Hamideh Abbasali Hamideh Abbasali

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Single Sculls Nazanin Malaei Nazanin Malaei

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Mahyar Sedaghat Mahyar Sedaghat
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Fatemeh Karamzadeh Najmeh Khedmati
Double Starter Fatemeh Karamzadeh
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Double Starter Mahyar Sedaghat
Women’s 10m Air Rifle
(1) (2)
Najmeh Khedmati Fatemeh Karamzadeh
Armina Sadeghian Armina Sadeghian
Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle Eligible to Compete
Women’s 25m Pistol Double Starter Hanieh Rostamian
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Javad Foroughi Javad Foroughi
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Hanieh Rostamian Hanieh Rostamian
Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol Eligible to Compete

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles Nima Alamian Nima Alamian

Taekwondo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -58kg Armin Hadipour Armin Hadipour
Men’s -68kg Mirhashem Hosseini Mirhashem Hosseini
Women’s -57kg Nahid Kiani Nahid Kiani

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Indoor Volleyball Shahram Mahmoudi
Milad Ebadipour
Reza Abedini
Saeid Marouf
Mohammad Mousavi
Pouria Fayazi
Mohammad Reza Hazratpour
Mojtaba Mirzajanpour
Ali Asghar Mojarrad
Ali Shafiei
Mohammad Reza Moazzen
Porya Yali
Morteza Sharifi
Javad Karimi
Milad Ebadipour
Saeid Marouf
Seyed Mohammad Mousavi
Masoud Gholami
Amir Ghafour
Saber Kazemi
Morteza Sharifi
Ali Asghar Mojarrad
Meysam Salehi
Mahdi Marandi
Arman Salehi
Javad Karimi

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -109kg Ali Hashemi Ali Hashemi
Men’s +109kg Ali Davoudi Ali Davoudi
Women’s +87kg Parisa Jahanfekrian Injured

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -57kg Reza Atri Reza Atri
Men’s Freestyle -65kg Amir Mohammad Yazdani Morteza Ghiasi
Men’s Freestyle -74kg Younes Emami Mostafa Hosseinkhani
Men’s Freestyle -86kg Hassan Yazdani Hassan Yazdani
Men’s Freestyle -97kg Mohammad Hossein Mohammadian Mohammad Hossein Mohammadian
Men’s Freestyle -125kg Yadollah Mohebbi Amir Hossein Zare
Men’s Greco-Roman -60kg Alireza Nejati Alireza Nejati
Men’s Greco-Roman -67kg Mohammad Reza Geraei Mohammad Reza Geraei
Men’s Greco-Roman -77kg Mohammad Ali Geraei Mohammad Ali Geraei
Men’s Greco-Roman -97kg Mohammad Hadi Saravi Mohammad Hadi Saravi
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Amir Ghasemi Amin Mirzazadeh