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Iran to send 63 athletes to Rio 2016

Source: Tehran Times

The Iranian Olympic mission comprises 63 athletes representing 14 sports federations including the Athletics, Archery, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling federations.

The Iranian delegation looks forward to outdo its performance at London 2012, when it won four gold medals, five silvers and three bronzes.

Iran left London finishing seventeenth in the overall medal standings. This was also the most successful Olympics for the Middle East, winning the largest number of medals at a single games, and surpassing by just double the record from Athens.

Notable accomplishments included the nation's first gold medals in men's Greco-Roman wrestling, and the nation's first ever medal in athletics, won by discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will begin on August 5 and runs until August 21.

Zahra Nemati

Hassan Taftian, Mohammad Jafar Moradi, Hamid Reza Zouravand, Mahmoud Samimi, Ehsan Haddadi, Leyla Rajabi, Pejman Ghalenoei, Reza Ghasemi, Kaveh Mousavi, Mohammad Arzandeh

Ehsan Rouzbahani

Ghader Mizbani, Arvin Moazami Goudarzi, Mirsamad Pourseyedi

Ali Pakdaman, Mojtaba Abedini

Alireza Khojasteh, Javad Mahjoub, Saeed Molaei

Mahsa Javar

Najmeh Khedmati, Mahlagha Jambozorg, Pouya Norouzian, Golnoush Sebghatollahi, Elaheh Ahmadi

Aria Nasimi-Shad

Table Tennis:
Nima Alamiyan, Noshad Alamiyan, Neda Shahsavari

Kimia Alizadeh, Farzan Ashourzadeh, Mehdi Khodabakhsh, Sajjad Mardani

Saeid Marouf, Mehdi Mahdavi (setter), Amir Ghafour, Shahram Mahmoudi (opposite), Mohammad Mousavi, Adel Gholami, Mostafa Sharifat (middle blockers), Milad Ebadipour, Farhad Ghaemi, Hamzeh Zarrini, Mojtaba Mirzajanpour (wing spikers), Mehdi Marandi (libero)

Behdad Salimi, Kiasnoush Rostami, Sohrab Moradi (the fourth and fifth weightlifters will be selected from Mohammadreza Barari, Bahador Molaei and Ali Hashemi)

Freestyle: Hassan Yazdani, Alireza Karimi, Meysam Nasiri, Hassan Rahimi, Komeil Ghasemi, Reza Yazdani (Amir Mohammadi)
Greco Roman: Saeid Abdevali, Bashir Babajanzadeh, Hamid Sourian, Omid Norouzi, Ghasem Rezaei, Habibollah Akhlaghi (Ramin Taheri)

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