Iranian swimmer Nasimi Shad fails to move into Rio quarterfinal

(IranSportsPress.com | PressTV)- Iranian swimmer Arya Nasimi Shad has been unsuccessful to advance to the quarterfinal round of the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Tuesday, the youngest member of Iran’s sports delegation in Rio contested in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke event at Olympic Aquatics Stadium, and finished seventh in

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Iran’s Flagbearer Nemati Eliminated from Olympics

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Iranian archer Zahra Nemati, who carried the country’s flag in the opening ceremony, was eliminated by the Russian Inna Stepanova on Tuesday. Nemati lost to Stepanova 6-2 in the Olympic Games Round of 64. Nemati said it felt different from the Paralympics. “The difference is the stress that I had here. The Olympics

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Iranian businessman offers cash donations to Iranian & U.S Wrestlers

(By: Aaron Falk — Utah Tribune) Khosrow Semnani was never a wrestler, but when he discovered his favorite sport’s future at the Olympics was pinned against the mat, the Utah businessman helped turn a dire situation into a victory. Now Semnani is headed to Brazil, knowing that wrestling’s future at the Olympics is again secure —

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Poland held off a strong comeback effort by Iran to claim a five-set victory

(IranSporstPress.com  |  FIVB)-World champions Poland held off a strong comeback effort by Iran to claim a five-set victory 3-2 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 20-25, 18-16) in the men’s volleyball tournament of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday night. Poland improved their win-loss record to 2-0 in Pool B, while Iran fell to 0-2. Bartosz Kurek had

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All Iran Olympics wrestlers likely medal-winners

(IranSportsPress.com | Mehr News) – Iran’s reputable Greco-Roman wrestler Sourian believes all his teammates stand excellent chances of snatching medals in Rio Summer Olympic Games. Before departing Tehran for Rio de Janeiro, Hamid Sourian said Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers have long attended camps in preparation for the Olympics extravaganza noting “fortunately, the team enjoys ideal conditions

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Iran Volleyball Team Loses to Argentina in Rio 2016 Olympics

(IranSportsPress.com  | Tasnim)- Iran was defeated against Argentina in straight sets (25-23, 26-24 and 25-18) on Monday in its opening match at the preliminary round of the volleyball tournaments in the ongoing 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Iran’s Argentine coach Raul Lozano fielded captain Saeid Marouf, Shahram Mahmoudi, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Hamzeh Zarini,

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Iran’s boxer Rouzbahani crashes out of Rio 2016 Olympics

(IranSportsPress | PressTV)- Iranian professional boxer Ehsan Rouzbahani has experienced a bitter defeat at the boxing tournaments of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and subsequently dumped out of the high-status international multi-sport event.  On Sunday evening, 28-year-old Rouzhabani lost his men’s light heavy 81-kilogram Round of 32 bout against Peter Mullenberg of the Netherlands 3-0. The Dutch boxer made

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Iran’s Free style wrestler Reza Yazdani confirmed for Olympics

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Iranian freestyle wrestler Reza Yazdani has confirmed that he will be competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics despite struggling with an ankle injury. Yazdani, nicknamed “Leopard of Juybar”, has been sidelined since April after suffering an ankle sprain which occurred in training. The 97kg wrestler returned to training early in June but he is

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Elaheh Ahmadi comes sixth in women’s 10m air rifle

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Elaheh Ahmadi of Iran finished in sixth place, scoring 122.5 in the women’s 10m air rifle on Saturday. “I worked hard for two years to earn my first Olympic medal but unfortunately finished in sixth place,” Ahmadi said. “I was under pressure for months because the level of the competition was very high,” she

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