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Iran first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1980 and 1984.

Iran has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on several occasions since 1956.

Some sources consider Freydoun Malkom, a fencer who competed in the épée event in the 1900 Summer Olympics, of Persian nationality, and therefore, Iran's first Olympic competitor.

Iranian athletes have won a total of 48 medals, all in wrestling, weightlifting, and taekwondo.

The National Olympic Committee for Iran is the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and was founded in 1947.

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Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
Bronze Jafar Salmassi 1948 London Weightlifting Men's featherweight August 9
Bronze Mahmoud Mollaghasemi 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight July 23
Bronze Abdollah Mojtabavi 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 23
Silver Gholamreza Takhti 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight July 23
Silver Nasser Givehchi 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight July 23
Bronze Jahanbakht Tofigh 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight July 23
Silver Mahmoud Namjoo 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's bantamweight July 25
Bronze Ali Mirzaei 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's bantamweight July 25
Bronze Mahmoud Namjoo 1956 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's bantamweight November 23
Silver Mehdi Yaghoubi 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight December 1
Silver Mohammad Ali Khojastehpour 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight December 1
Gold Emam-Ali Habibi 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight December 1
Gold Gholamreza Takhti 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight December 1
Bronze Mohammad Paziraei 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman flyweight August 31
Silver Gholamreza Takhti 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight September 6
Bronze Ebrahim Seifpour 1960 Rome Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight September 6
Bronze Esmaeil Elmkhah 1960 Rome Weightlifting Men's bantamweight September 7
Bronze Ali Akbar Heidari 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg October 14
Bronze Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran 1964 Tokyo Wrestling Men's freestyle 78 kg October 14
Gold Mohammad Nassiri 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 56 kg October 13
Silver Parviz Jalayer 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg October 15
Gold Abdollah Movahed 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 70 kg October 20
Bronze Aboutaleb Talebi 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg October 20
Bronze Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi 1968 Mexico City Wrestling Men's freestyle 63 kg October 20
Silver Mohammad Nassiri 1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's 56 kg August 28
Bronze Ebrahim Javadi 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's freestyle 48 kg August 31
Silver Rahim Aliabadi 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 48 kg September 10
Bronze Mohammad Nassiri 1976 Montreal Weightlifting Men's 52 kg July 18
Silver Mansour Barzegar 1976 Montreal Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg July 31
Silver Askari Mohammadian 1988 Seoul Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg October 1
Bronze Amir Reza Khadem 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg August 6
Silver Askari Mohammadian 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg August 7
Bronze Rasoul Khadem 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg August 7
Bronze Amir Reza Khadem 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 82 kg July 31
Silver Abbas Jadidi 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 100 kg July 31
Gold Rasoul Khadem 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle 90 kg August 2
Gold Hossein Tavakkoli 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's 105 kg September 25
Gold Hossein Rezazadeh 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's +105 kg September 26
Bronze Hadi Saei 2000 Sydney Taekwondo Men's 68 kg September 28
Gold Alireza Dabir 2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's freestyle 58 kg October 1
Gold Hossein Rezazadeh 2004 Athens Weightlifting Men's +105 kg August 25
Gold Hadi Saei 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 68 kg August 27
Bronze Yousef Karami 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's 80 kg August 28
Silver Alireza Rezaei 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 120 kg August 28
Silver Masoud Mostafa-Jokar 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg August 29
Bronze Alireza Heidari 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's freestyle 96 kg August 29
Bronze Morad Mohammadi 2008 Beijing Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg August 19
Gold Hadi Saei 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's 80 kg August 22

Medals by Summer Games :
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1900 Paris 0 0 0 0
1904 1936 did not participate
1948 London 0 0 1 1 34
1952 Helsinki 0 3 4 7 30
1956 Melbourne 2 2 1 5 14
1960 Rome 0 1 3 4 27
1964 Tokyo 0 0 2 2 34
1968 Mexico City 2 1 2 5 19
1972 Munich 0 2 1 3 28
1976 Montreal 0 1 1 2 33
1980 1984 did not participate
1988 Seoul 0 1 0 1 36
1992 Barcelona 0 1 2 3 44
1996 Atlanta 1 1 1 3 43
2000 Sydney 3 0 1 4 27
2004 Athens 2 2 2 6 29
2008 Beijing 1 0 1 2 51
Total 11 15 22 48 44

Medals by sport :
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 5 12 15 32
Weightlifting 4 3 5 12
Taekwondo 2 0 2 4
Total 11 15 22 48

Summer olympics :
Sport 00 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 88 92 96 00 04 08 Years
Archery   2 1
Athletics   1 2 1 8 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 13
Badminton 1 1
Basketball 13 12 2
Boxing 8 6 4 5 5 6 6 4 5 1 3 11
Canoeing 1 1
Cycling   4 4 7 7 7 2 4 3 8
Diving 1 1
Equestrian   1 1
Fencing 1 4 2 13 4
Football   17 19 17 3
Gymnastics   2 1
Judo 1 3 7 6 4
Rowing   2 1
Shooting   3 1 4 4 1 1 1 7
Swimming   1 1 1 1 1 5
Table tennis 1 1 1 1 4
Taekwondo 4 3 2 2 3 5
Water polo   11 1
Weightlifting 5 7 7 7 5 4 3 7 5 6 6 3 12
Wrestling 7 8 8 12 12 9 14 17 15 16 10 11 13 12 14
Total 1 36 22 17 25 63 14 50 86 27 40 18 35 38 55 15

Winter olympics :
Sport 56 64 68 72 76 98 02 06 10 Years
Alpine skiing 3 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 3 9
Cross-country skiing   1 1 1 3
Total 3 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 4 9



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