Judo in Iran

Judo in Iran was mainly promoted by the great results of Arash Miresmaeili. He was double World Champion in 2001 and 2003 and won bronze in 2005 and 2007. Arash Miresmaeili pulled back from the 2004 Olympic Games as a hero. Iranian judoka Sayed Mahmoud Miran won bronze at the Worlds in 2001 and was 5th at the Olympic Games in 2004. Also Masoud Haji Akhound Zade, Ali Malootmat and Mohamed Reza Rodaki finished fifth at Olympic level. In 2016 judo Iran had Alireza Khojasteh, Saeid Mollaei and Javad Mahjoub at the Olympic Games in Rio. Judoka Mahjoub won the only Grand Slam for Iran, in 2013 the IJF Grand Slam in Moscow.

Judo legends B S G

  • Arash Miresmaeili
  • 425
  • Sayed Mahmoud Miran
  • 962
  • Mohamed Reza Rodaki
  • 142
  • Saeid Mollaei
  • 321
  • Masoud Haji Akhound Zade
  • 213

Arash Miresmaeili - Super star

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Judo event Type Place Date
International Fajr Cup TeheranITTeheran21 Jun 2007
West Asian Games TeheranWAsGTeheran23 Nov 1997
Sambo World Championships TeheranSWChTeheran9 Nov 1973


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Hossein Arabibozchelouei9 Aug 199624 years
Reza Gholami9 Aug 199624 years
Amirhossein Khademian15 Aug 199129 years
Ali Karimian20 Aug 198832 years
Mohsen Ghaffar21 Aug 198139 years