Iran Sitting Volleyball to Face Bosnia & Herzegovina at Paralympics Final

( | Tasnim)-Iran swept host Brazil in straight sets (25-20, 25-19, 25-17) in the Paralympic Games semis to book a place for the final match. In the match held at the Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, five-time Paralympics’ champion had not a difficult job to beat the host in front of boisterous fans. Iran will play

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ISP Editorial: A close look at Iran’s performance in 2016 Rio Olympics

Author: Naveed M ( Iran finished with three gold and eight medals in Rio. That was one gold and four medals less than four years ago in London. Lets start with the positives. Kimia Alizadeh won bronze in Taekwondo and became the first Iranian female medalist in Olympic history. It won’t be a surprise if

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Olympics Free-Style Wrestling: Komeil Ghasemi wins Silver Medal for Iran in 125 kg

( | PressTV)–Iranian freestyle wrestler Komeail Qasemi is stripped of an Olympic gold as he loses against his Turkish opponent Taha Akgul in the final of the 125-kilogram class of 2016 Rio games. He is the first heavyweight Iranian wrestler to reach the final in Olympic history. Qasemi reached the final after outmuscling his US

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Iran’s Yazdani aces Olympics freestyle wrestling bouts, clinches gold

( | PressTV)- Iranian freestyle wrestlers Hassan Yazdani Cherati and Hassan Rahimi have adeptly employed a mix of primal hand-to-hand combat and complex tactics at the wrestling competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and picked up two medals, including one gold. On Friday, the 21-year-old Yazdani Cherati, who had received a bye in his opening round contest of men’s

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Hasan Rahimi wins Bronze medal in 57 kg of Olympics Free-Style wrestling

( | PressTV)- Iran’s Hassan Sabzali Rahimi downed his Cuban opponent Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez in the third-place contest of men’s 57kg weight category. While Rahimi had a 9-0 lead over his Cuban opponent, he pinned Rodriguez’s shoulders to the mat to win the bout by a fall in the third round and collect the bronze medal. Rahimi, who

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Alireza Faghani Chosen to Officiate Olympics Football Final

( | Mehrnews)- The Iranian officiating team was selected by the Rio Olympic committee to ref the final of under-23s Olympic football in Brazil between the hosts and Germans. Iranian referees, Alireza Faghani, Reza Sokhandan (linesman), and Mohammadreza Mansouri (linesman) will officiate the final event of men’s under-23s football at the Rio Olympics. The fourth official

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Kimia Alizadeh wins Iran’s first ever female Olympics medal

( | PressTV)– Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin has won the bronze medal in the -57kg class of taekwondo competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympics, becoming the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal. The 18-year-old Iranian athlete beat Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden 5-1 on Thursday after winning her repechage match with Thailand’s Phannapa Harnsujin 14-10. “I wish I had made history

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Taekwondo gold hopeful Farzan Ashourzadeh eliminated in surprise

( | Mehrnews)- Much vaunted taekwondo star has taken Iranians by surprise of his untimely defeat in the very first round against Moroccan rival he thought was easy to win. Iran’s taekwondo would have been source of hope for the delegation for possible medals; however, on Wednesday, the first section of this hope was squandered only

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Iran volleyball team loses to Italy at Olympics quarters

( | TehranTimes)- Italy gained their seventh entry to the Olympic semifinals, following their 3-0 (31-29, 25-19, 25-17) victory over Iran in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s volleyball quarterfinals at Maracanazinho on Wednesday. The Italians have been in the Olympic semifinals for six times and have won a total of five medals, including two silver

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Jury panel lets Iran’s Salimi down in Men’s 105+kg

( | Mehrnews)- Iran’s super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi, while beating the world record in snatch, failed in his three clean and jerk attempts dropping out of Rio Olympics. Men’s over 105 kg weightlifting division in 2016 Summer Olympic Games began on Wednesday at 2:30 AM Tehran time in Pavilion 2 of Riocentro where 11 lifters

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