Iran receives 2 gold & 2 silvers
In what has to be the most memorable day in Iran’s Olympic history,
In what has to be the most memorable day in Iran’s Olympic history, Iranian athletes received 2 gold and two silver medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games here on Tuesday.
At the 96KG Greco-Roman wrestling finals, Ghasem Rezaei breezed past his Russian counter-part Rustam Totrov by the score of 3-0 to receive the gold. The third in as many days in the sport of Greco-Roman wrestling after a 40 year medal drought by Iranian athletes.
Soon after, across the arena at the 105Kg WeightLifting competitions, the two Iranian heavy weighters Behdad Salimkordasiabi and Sajjad Anoushirvani topped the medal stands and received gold and silver respectively while the Russian Ruslan Albegov received Bronze.
In the most unexpected of events; Ehsan Hadadi received silver and only came 9 cm of the eventual gold winner in Discus throw to become the first even Iranian to receive a medal in this sport. Hadadi had the German gold winner beat if he had not stepped out of the boundaries and not received a foul in his next to last throw.
Iran’s remaining medal hopefuls are in the sport of Freestyle wrestling which starts on Friday, Taekwondo starting Thurseday, and it’s lone remaining boxer Ehsan Rouzbahani competing at the QuarterFinals of the Men’s Light Heavy 81Kg division. Roozbehani will box Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
After today’s four medals; Iran stands at 8th place of gold medal standings as a nation, while 12th in total medal count.