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Iran earns its best ever Olympic ranking in London 2012


Source: ISNA

Iranian athletes in London 2012 Olympic games come back home with 12 medals standing at world's 17th place, the country's best record ever in Olympic history.

The Greco-Roman wrestlers were definitely the best Iranian sportsmen for the three gold medals they claimed by Hamid Sourian, Omid Norouzi and Ghasem Rezaie, respectively in 55kg, 60 kg and 96 kg.

In Weightlifting, Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi and Sajad Anoushiravani in men super heavyweight competitions clinched a gold and a silver, and Nawab Nasir Shelal in 105 kg gained a bronze.

Iran's first ever Olympic medal in athletics was grabbed by Ehsan Hadadi who made history for Iran in men discus throw competitions by winning a silver.

Three other medals were received in freestyle wrestling by Sadegh Goudarzi in 74kg with a silver and Ehsan Lashgari and Komeil Ghasemi who both won bronze medals in 84kg and 120kg.

In taekwondo Mohammad Bagheri Motamed in men's -68kg category won silver.

The United States with 104 Medals including 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze stood first. China with 38 gold, 27 silver and 22 bronze and Britain with 29 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze ranked respectively second and third.

London 2012 Olympics Gold Medal Ranking

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