Sourian in July 2016
|Native name||حمید سوریان |
|Full name||Hamid Sourian|
|Born||24 August 1985|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Website||Official Instagram Profile|
|Coached by||Abdullah Zareh|
Hamid Sourian (Persian : حمید سوریان, born 24 August 1985) is an Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a six-time World Champion (which is a second ever achievement in history of the sport.) Sourian won both the Junior World Championships and Senior World Championships in 2005. He is also 2007 and 2008 Asian gold medalist. Sourian won the gold medal in the 55 kg Greco-Roman competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. For his intelligent style he is nicknamed "The Genius" (نابغه).
Sourian was a strong favorite to win the gold medal at 55 kg in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but was upset in the quarterfinals by eventual gold medalist Nazyr Mankiev of Russia. Sourian was defeated in the bronze medal match by South Korea's Park Eun-Chul, Sourian had beaten Park in two different world championship finals prior to this Bronze medal match. In both his losses, he lost on tie-breaker criteria.
On 5 August 2012, he won his country's first ever gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, defeating Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov in the 55 kg final.
After failing to qualify for the World Championship games and Continental Qualifier On 3 May 2016 Sourian entered the second of the two worldwide qualification tournaments for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Turkey after failing to overcome Ivo Angelov from Bulgaria in Mongolia.
On May 5, Aleksandr Karelin posted a photo of Sourian on his Instagram page, wishing him success by writing: "You are the best and I wish you the best in the last 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament. Believe you can and you will."
On May 7, Sourian finished first in the tournament and secured his ticket for Rio.
On the 14th of August, he was defeated by Shinobu Ota from Japan in the round of 32. Although leading by 4-0 in the first half of the bout, his energy quickly depleted in the second half and he was defeated by 5-6 in the end. His next match was against Almat Kebispayev from Kazakistan in the repechage round. Again he was comfortably in the lead by 7-0 in the first half and then only needed one point for victory in the second, but his energy levels dropped towards the end and he lost the bout. This was his last appearance in Rio and his tournament was brought to a surprising end.
| 2005 World Championship / |
|Win||Round of 32||2–0 (4–3, 2–1)|
|Win||Round of 16||2–0 (4–0, 3–2)|
|Win||Quarterfinals||2–0 (2–1, 7–1)|
|Win||Semifinals||DSQ (3–0, 5–0)|
|Win||Final||2–0 (2–1, 4–3)|
| 2006 World Championship / |
|Win||Round of 32||2–0 (6–0, 7–0)|
|Win||Round of 16||2–0 (7–2, 2–1)|
|Win||Quarterfinals||2–0 (8–2, 4–0)|
|Win||Semifinals||2–0 (5–3, 3–2)|
|Win||Final||2–0 (3–0, 3–0)|
| 2007 World Championship / |
|Win||Round of 64||2–0 (5–0, 8–1)|
|Win||Round of 32||2–0 (2–1, 4–0)|
|Win||Round of 16||DSQ (4–0, 6–0)|
|Win||Quarterfinals||2–0 (4–3, 2–2)|
|Win||Semifinals||2–0 (3–0, 1–1)|
|Win||Final||DSQ (1–1, 3–0, 4–0)|
| 2008 Summer Olympics / |
|Win||Round of 32||Fall (4–0)|
|Win||Round of 16||2–0 (8–0, 6–0)|
|Loss||Quarterfinals||1–2(2–2, 1–1, 1–1)|
|Win||Repechage||2–0 (5–0, 1–1)|
|Loss||Bronze medal match||0–2(1–1, 2–2)|
| 2009 World Championship / |
|Win||Round of 32||2–0 (7–0, 3–0)|
|Win||Round of 16||2–0 (1–0, 6–0)|
|Win||Quarterfinals||2–0 (1–0, 1–0)|
|Win||Semifinals||2–0 (1–0, 6–0)|
|Win||Final||2–0 (5–0, 1–0)|
| 2010 World Championship / |
|Win||Round of 32||2–0 (5–0, 1–0)|
|Win||Round of 16||2–0 (2–0, 2–2)|
|Win||Quarterfinals||2–0 (2–0, 1–1)|
|Win||Semifinals||2–0 (1–0, 2–0)|
|Win||Final||2–1 (4–0, 0–3, 1–0)|
| 2012 Summer Olympics / |
|Win||Round of 16||2–1 (4–0, 0–2, 2–1)|
|Win||Quarterfinals||2–0 (2–0, 1–0)|
|Win||Semifinals||2–0 (3–0, 3–0)|
|Win||Final||2–0 (2–0, 1–0)|
| 2014 World Championship / |
|Win||Round of 64||8–0|
|Win||Round of 32||2–1|
|Win||Round of 16||5–0|
| 2015 World Championship / |
|Win||Round of 32||8–0|
|Win||Round of 16||5–0, Fall|
| 2016 Summer Olympics / |
|Loss||Round of 32||4–5|
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