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Iran National Thread | به سوی توکیو 2020

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On 3/20/2016 at 5:43 AM, MHSN said:

Rio 2016 Olympic Team

 

Archery (1)

Women's Individual - Zahra Nemati

 

Athletics (6)

Men's 100m - Hassan Taftian

Men's 100m - Reza Ghasemi

Men's Marathon - Mohammad Jafar Moradi

Men's 20km Walk - Hamid Reza Zouravand

Men's Discus Throw - Ehsan Haddadi

Women's Shot Put - Leila Rajabi

 

Boxing (1)

Men's 81kg - Ehsan Rouzbahani

 

Cycling Road (3)

Men's Road Race and Individual Time Trial - TBD

Men's Road Race - TBD

Men's Road Race - TBD

 

Fencing (2)

Men's Individual Sabre - Mojtaba Abedini

Men's Individual Sabre - Ali Pakdaman

 

Shooting (5)

Men's 10m Air Rifle - Pouria Norouzian

Women's 10m Air Rifle - Elaheh Ahmadi

Women's 10m Air Rifle - Najmeh Khedmati

Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions - Mahlagha Jambozorg

Women's 10m Air Pistol - Golnoush Sebghatollahi

 

Taekwondo (3)

Men's 58kg - Farzan Ashourzadeh

Men's 80kg - Mehdi Khodabakhshi

Men's +80kg - Sajjad Mardani

 

Weightlifting (5)

Men - TBD

Men - TBD

Men - TBD

Men - TBD

Men - TBD

 

Wrestling (10)

Men's 57kg Freestyle - Hassan Rahimi or Reza Atri

Men's 65kg Freestyle - Ahmad Mohammadi or Meisam Nassiri

Men's 74kg Freestyle - Hassan Yazdani or Mostafa Hosseinkhani

Men's 86kg Freestyle - TBD

Men's 97kg Freestyle - Reza Yazdani or Amir Mohammadi

Men's 125kg Freestyle - Komeil Ghasemi or Parviz Hadi

Men's 66kg Greco-Roman - TBD

Men's 75kg Greco-Roman - Saeid Abdevali

Men's 85kg Greco-Roman - TBD

Men's 98kg Greco-Roman - Ghasem Rezaei or Mehdi Aliyari

 

Hi Mohsen, do you know how will the Iranian wrestlers be selected for Rio 2016? And is the list of shooters final and irrevocable?

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1 hour ago, MantaRaymarc said:

 

Hi Mohsen, do you know how will the Iranian wrestlers be selected for Rio 2016? And is the list of shooters final and irrevocable?

 

Hi, let me answer first about Shooting , no this list is not officially final. if these athletes show very poor results in future competitions they can be replaced but honestly I don't think it happens, these athletes will go to Rio 99%

 

For wrestling, each weight has its own story, for most weights we will have trials inside the country in April, while in some weights for different reasons the Olympic team member will be decided in an international competition. We had series of pre-trials and now two wrestlers are remaining in each weight (more than two in some)

 

Freestyle

 

57: Hassan Rahimi and Reza Atri will go to an international tournament later to decide. Since Rahimi needs more international competition and also they don't want him to cut weight twice.

65: Ahmad Mohammadi and Meisam Nassiri, wrestle-off, best of 3 in April

74: Hassan Yazdani and Mostafa Hosseinkhani , wrestle-off, best of 3 in April

86: In this weight we have 4 wrestlers, Alireza Karimi, Ehsan Lashgari, Meisam Jokar and Reza Bayat, they will compete in Iran in round robin format.

97: Reza Yazdani and Amir Mohammadi, wrestle-off, best of 3 in April

125: Komeil Ghasemi and Parviz Hadi will go to an international tournament later. that wasn't fair to make them wrestle in April since Ghasemi just won the quota for Iran and won't be ready to wrestle soon.

 

PS: those who won the quota for Iran at 74kg and 97kg (Abbas Tahan and Alireza Ghasemi) didn't even make it to the final Olympic trials !

 

Greco

 

59: NOT QUALIFIED YET. After Sourian failed, they will send Saman Abdevali to Mongolia, if Saman manages to win the quota there wll be a match between him and Sourian, otherwise Sourian will probably go to Turkey to try his very last chance.

66: Nothing clear yet, Norouzi just qualified few days ago, they will probably send him and 1-2 challengers to an international tournament, maybe Zeidvand and Binangard.

75: Saeid Abdevali is already selected. he beat his closest rival Payam Boyeri twice recently and both comfortably, and since Boyeri is injured and can not make it to April trials.

85: We have 6 wrestlers here. they will wrestle in round robin format in April, Habibollah Akhlaghi, Mojtaba Karimfar, Yousef Ghaderian, Hossein Nouri, Davoud Akhbari and Davoud Abedinzadeh.

98: Ghasem Rezaei and Mehdi Aliyari, wrestle-off, best of 3 in April

130: NOT QUALIFIED YET, they will send either Babajanzadeh or Gasemi-Monjazi to Mongolia and I have no idea what will happen if they qualify in this weight which is clearly Iran's weakest men's weight.

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Reza Yazdani, one of Iran's gold medal hopes in Rio got injured and will miss the trials ! :cry: They postpone the Olympic trials in his weight hoping for him to recover fast. Yazdani missing the Olympics will be a big blow for Iran.

 

beside him, Olympic defending champion Ghasem Rezaei also got injured and since he won't recover in time for Friday trials they postponed the trial in this weight and they will wrestle in another time. Rezaei's injury is not that serious.

 

so we will have trials only in 4 weights !!! 65, 74 and 86 freestyle and 85 Greco ! with the following wrestlers

65: Ahmad Mohammadi vs Meisam Nassiri

74: Hassan Yazdani vs Mostafa Hosseinkhani

86: Alireza Karimi, Ehsan Lashgari, Reza Bayat and Meisam Mostafa-Jokar

85 Greco: Habibollah Akhlaghi, Mojtaba Karimfar, Yousef Ghaderian, Davoud Abedinzadeh, Davoud Akhbari, Hossein Nouri

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We had the Wrestling trials today in few weights with some surprising results, all finals were best of 3

 

Freestyle

65kg: Meisam Nassiri beat Ahmad Mohammadi 2-0 (4-3 fall and 5-3)

74kg: Hassan Yazdani beat Mostafa Hosseinkhani 2-0 (5-1 and 2-0)

86kg: Alireza Karimi beat Meisam Jokar 2-0 (5-2 and 4-4)

 

Greco-Roman

85kg: Hossein Nouri beat Habibollah Akhlaghi 2-0 (4-1 and 4-3)

 

Yazdani and Karimi are already selected for Rio. no doubt about it. but in 65 freestyle and 85 Greco the underdog won the final. Ahmad Mohammadi is a gold medal hope for me and not sending him to Rio will be a big mistake, Nassiri is indeed good but still Mohammadi is better and already proved himself in international competitions.

as in Greco, Akhlaghi was also a gold medal hope for Rio but to be honest Nouri beat him and dominated him. it will be hard to not send Nouri but his record in international competition is terrible !, he is just a bad matchup for Akhlaghi. I really hope they send Akhlaghi to Rio.

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14 hours ago, MHSN said:

We had the Wrestling trials today in few weights with some surprising results, all finals were best of 3

 

Freestyle

65kg: Meisam Nassiri beat Ahmad Mohammadi 2-0 (4-3 fall and 5-3)

74kg: Hassan Yazdani beat Mostafa Hosseinkhani 2-0 (5-1 and 2-0)

86kg: Alireza Karimi beat Meisam Jokar 2-0 (5-2 and 4-4)

 

Greco-Roman

85kg: Hossein Nouri beat Habibollah Akhlaghi 2-0 (4-1 and 4-3)

 

Yazdani and Karimi are already selected for Rio. no doubt about it. but in 65 freestyle and 85 Greco the underdog won the final. Ahmad Mohammadi is a gold medal hope for me and not sending him to Rio will be a big mistake, Nassiri is indeed good but still Mohammadi is better and already proved himself in international competitions.

as in Greco, Akhlaghi was also a gold medal hope for Rio but to be honest Nouri beat him and dominated him. it will be hard to not send Nouri but his record in international competition is terrible !, he is just a bad matchup for Akhlaghi. I really hope they send Akhlaghi to Rio.

What did they say before the trials? Was the winner supposed to qualify automatically for the national team or was there a backdoor? I agree 100% that Mohammadi will be the better guy for Rio, but I am not so sure about Akhlaghi. Despite winning a bronze medal in the last WCH, he didn`t convince me. That Fall in the Quarterfinal was unnecessary. I always fell that Akhlaghi is a little bit lazy. On the other hand I don`t know nothing about Houssein Nouri.

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Noshad Alamian qualified for Rio in Table tennis:yes. Nima Alamian and Neda Shesavari were already qualified.

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15 hours ago, MHSN said:

We had the Wrestling trials today in few weights with some surprising results, all finals were best of 3

 

Freestyle

65kg: Meisam Nassiri beat Ahmad Mohammadi 2-0 (4-3 fall and 5-3)

74kg: Hassan Yazdani beat Mostafa Hosseinkhani 2-0 (5-1 and 2-0)

86kg: Alireza Karimi beat Meisam Jokar 2-0 (5-2 and 4-4)

 

Greco-Roman

85kg: Hossein Nouri beat Habibollah Akhlaghi 2-0 (4-1 and 4-3)

 

Yazdani and Karimi are already selected for Rio. no doubt about it. but in 65 freestyle and 85 Greco the underdog won the final. Ahmad Mohammadi is a gold medal hope for me and not sending him to Rio will be a big mistake, Nassiri is indeed good but still Mohammadi is better and already proved himself in international competitions.

as in Greco, Akhlaghi was also a gold medal hope for Rio but to be honest Nouri beat him and dominated him. it will be hard to not send Nouri but his record in international competition is terrible !, he is just a bad matchup for Akhlaghi. I really hope they send Akhlaghi to Rio.

Why even have trials with 2 athletes if they might select the loser anyway? Wouldn't that be extremely unfair?

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5 hours ago, ledon said:

What did they say before the trials? Was the winner supposed to qualify automatically for the national team or was there a backdoor? I agree 100% that Mohammadi will be the better guy for Rio, but I am not so sure about Akhlaghi. Despite winning a bronze medal in the last WCH, he didn`t convince me. That Fall in the Quarterfinal was unnecessary. I always fell that Akhlaghi is a little bit lazy. On the other hand I don`t know nothing about Houssein Nouri.

 

No they never said they will send the trial winner for sure, but winning the trials you have a better chance.

Nouri is the younger version of Akhlaghi but much weaker in defense, I watched his match in Baku GP against Chakvetadze and OMG, the Russian manhandled him easily, with more training and more experience he can become a world class wrestler in near future but not NOW ! this is Olympic year. yeah that fall was unbelievable for Akhlaghi , he was leading 7-0 but it happens, he won the bronze medal quite easily and could even wrestle in the final if it wasn't for that dumb mistake.

 

btw their technical committee announced their final decision about all weights

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3 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Why even have trials with 2 athletes if they might select the loser anyway? Wouldn't that be extremely unfair?

 

in some weights we had more than just 2 athletes , I just wrote the final series results. beside that these wrestlers are selected for this round after series of pre-trials.

 

what's the point of having trials ? determine the best representative , right ? what if someone only can wrestle good at home, against Iranian wrestlers, in fact those guys who lost here (Akhlaghi and Mohammadi) won the quota for Iran, in World Championship after beating so many tough wrestlers, they both lost their semifinal/quarterfinal while they were leading , just did a mistake and got pinned. who knows they both could win the gold last year !

 

yes it's unfair to send the loser without giving the "winner" another chance to prove himself, that's what our wrestling federation did. I will write about their decision in details in my next post

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Here is the final decision of Iran Wrestling Federation technical committee about Olympic Trials, in some weights they already selected the Olympic team member, in other weights they narrowed it down to two wrestlers . in both Greco and Freestyle they will consider the World Cup as their main trial event, both candidates will go to the World Cup and whoever performs better will go to Rio, but remember World Cup is a team event and each country can enter two wrestlers per weight, our wrestlers will not face each other there ! if none of convinced the coaches , they will send them to another international tournament. we have a special case for 97kg freestyle. the big big favorite Reza Yazdani is seriously injured and his situation is still unclear.

 

Freestyle

57: Hassan Rahimi vs Reza Atri

65: Meisam Nassiri vs Ahmad Mohammadi

74: Hassan Yazdani

86: Alireza Karimi

97: Amir Mohammadi vs Abbas Tahan and maybe Reza Yazdani

125: Komeil Ghasemi vs Parviz Hadi

 

Greco-Roman

59: Yet to qualify

66: Omid Norouzi vs Mehdi Zeidvand

75: Saeid Abdevali

85: Habibollah Akhlaghi vs Hossein Nouri

98: Ghasem Rezaei vs Mehdi Aliyari

130: Yet to qualify

 

* 3 wrestlers are already selected. Yazdani, Karimi and Abdevali.

* in 97kg, Tahan and Mohammadi will go to the World Cup, if Yazdani recovers in time after 2.5 months, one of those guys and Yazdani will go to Armenia tournament to determine the Olympic team member.

* in 98kg Greco, Rezaei and Aliyari both will wrestle in World Cup, if none of them convinces they will wrestle each other right after the World Cup or the next day.

* in other weights if they take their final decision after the World Cup, they will send both candidates to an international tournament. I think they already took their decision about 57 freestyle and 66 Greco , Rahimi and Norouzi just have to be "not bad" in World Cup to be selected.

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Today was a sad day for me  because of Taekwondo but apparently we won another quota in athletics , according to Iranian news agencies , Mahmoud Samimi reached the qualification standard in a tournament in Hungary, I couldn't find a Hungarian source to confirm that

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9 minutes ago, MHSN said:

Today was a sad day for me  because of Taekwondo but apparently we won another quota in athletics , according to Iranian news agencies , Mahmoud Samimi reached the qualification standard in a tournament in Hungary, I couldn't find a Hungarian source to confirm that

DT 1 Mahmoud Samimi (iri) 60.55; 2 Peter Savanyu 57.85; 3 Mohammad Samimi (iri) 57.09; 4 David Mozsdenyi 55.30; HT 1 Kaveh Mousavi (iri) 74.80;  2 Peyman Ghalenoui (iri) 68.54

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