Video: IRAN's 1st medal at Beijing Olympics


Video: IRAN's 1st medal at Beijing Olympics
by Haj Seyd Mammad

on Tuesday,  Seyed Morad MOHAMMADI won the first medal for Iran at the Beijing Olympic Games. He won a Bronze Medal in the 60 kg category of free-style wrestling.

Below are the results of his matches. He only lost to the Russian, Mavlet BATIROV, who won the Gold Medal.

Egypt: MADANI Hassan (RED)                 0  
Iran:  MOHAMMADI Seyedmorad (BLUE)  9 

Canada: AZARBAYJANI Saeed (RED)           0  
Iran:      MOHAMMADI Seyedmorad (BLUE)  2 

Iran:    MOHAMMADI Seyedmorad (RED)  0  
Russia: BATIROV Mavlet (BLUE)              2 

Azerbaijan: HUSEYNOV Zelimkhan    (RED)      1  
Iran:          MOHAMMADI Seyedmorad (BLUE)  5 

I have included two (2) videos: The first one is the final match of MOHAMMADI against Zelimkhan HUSEYNOV of Azerbaijan for the Bronze Medal. The second video is the Medal Presentation Ceremony:


GOLD:    BATIROV Mavlet (Russia)
BRONZE: MOHAMMADI Seyedmorad (Iran)
             Kenichi YUMOTO  (Japan)

Note: There were two Bronze Medals awarded

Let's hope our athletes win more medals - Hope you enjoy this:






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Iranian Wrestling Team

by Haj Seyd Mammad on

farokh2000: I think that this may help a little:


Mehdi-Palang: Thank you


The Wrestling Team

by farokh2000 on

It is pretty sad that we cannot even win in the Sport that is our Nation's pride, history and culture and have won many times before.

It is the incompetence of the Sports Officials in Iran these days not the Athletes.

All of our Sporst are in a sad shape and have been for the last 30 years, thanks to the idiots in charge there.

BTW, does anyone have the roster of the Wrestlers and the coaches for this Olympics?. I have searched but cannot find them anywhere.



great vids

by Mehdi-Palang on

great videos, thanks for posting. 


Thank you Seyed Morad

by Mostafa K (not verified) on

I remember in the 1970's when we were the world champion:

48 kg - Ebrahim Javadi
52 kg - Mohammad Ghorbani
57 kg - Gholami (?)
63 kg - Shamseddin Seid-Abbasi (Fetile' Pich)
68 kg - Abdollah Movahed
74 kg - Mansoor Barzegar

I hope that more of our wrestlers 'be' gheirateshoon bar bekhore' and remeber the great tradition that people like Takhti left for us

We need more medals :) - Roohe' Takhti Shad Bad