Hamid Sourian

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Hamid Sourian
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Sourian in July 2016
Personal information
Native nameحمید سوریان ‌
Full nameHamid Sourian
Nationality Iranian
Born (1985-08-24) 24 August 1985 (age 34)
Rey, Iran
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Website Official Instagram Profile
Sport
CountryIran
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
ClubBabak Rey
Coached byAbdullah 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. [1] For his intelligent style he is nicknamed "The Genius" (نابغه). [2]

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Summer Olympics 2008

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. [3]

Summer Olympics 2012

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. [4] [5]

Summer Olympics 2016

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." [6]

On May 7, Sourian finished first in the tournament and secured his ticket for Rio. [7]

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. [8]

International competition record

Sourian during 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Hamid Sourian at the 2016 Summer Olympics 02.jpg
Sourian during 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
ResultRoundOpponentScore
2005 World Championship / Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest / Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal / 55 kg
WinRound of 32Flag of Ukraine.svg  Vugar Rahimov  (UKR)2–0 (4–3, 2–1)
WinRound of 16Flag of Turkey.svg  Bayram Özdemir  (TUR)2–0 (4–0, 3–2)
WinQuarterfinalsFlag of Cuba.svg  Lázaro Rivas  (CUB)2–0 (2–1, 7–1)
WinSemifinalsFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Yermek Kuketov  (KAZ)DSQ (3–0, 5–0)
WinFinalFlag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  Park Eun-chul  (KOR)2–0 (2–1, 4–3)
2006 World Championship / Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou / Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal / 55 kg
WinRound of 32Flag of Spain.svg  Vicente Lillo  (ESP)2–0 (6–0, 7–0)
WinRound of 16Flag of Ukraine.svg  Vugar Rahimov  (UKR)2–0 (7–2, 2–1)
WinQuarterfinalsFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Venelin Venkov  (BUL)2–0 (8–2, 4–0)
WinSemifinalsFlag of the United States.svg  Lindsey Durlacher  (USA)2–0 (5–3, 3–2)
WinFinalFlag of Azerbaijan.svg  Rovshan Bayramov  (AZE)2–0 (3–0, 3–0)
2007 World Championship / Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku / Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal / 55 kg
WinRound of 64Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Shane Parker  (AUS)2–0 (5–0, 8–1)
WinRound of 32Flag of Denmark.svg  Anders Nyblom  (DEN)2–0 (2–1, 4–0)
WinRound of 16Flag of the United States.svg  Lindsey Durlacher  (USA)DSQ (4–0, 6–0)
WinQuarterfinalsFlag of Romania.svg  Virgil Munteanu  (ROU)2–0 (4–3, 2–2)
WinSemifinalsFlag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg  Kristijan Fris  (SRB)2–0 (3–0, 1–1)
WinFinalFlag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  Park Eun-chul  (KOR)DSQ (1–1, 3–0, 4–0)
2008 Summer Olympics / Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing / 5th place / 55 kg
WinRound of 32Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Venelin Venkov  (BUL)Fall (4–0)
WinRound of 16Flag of Palau.svg  Elgin Loren Elwais  (PLW)2–0 (8–0, 6–0)
LossQuarterfinalsFlag of Russia.svg  Nazyr Mankiev  (RUS)1–2(2–2, 1–1, 1–1)
WinRepechageFlag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg  Kristijan Fris  (SRB)2–0 (5–0, 1–1)
LossBronze medal matchFlag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  Park Eun-chul  (KOR)0–2(1–1, 2–2)
2009 World Championship / Flag of Denmark.svg Herning / Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal / 55 kg
WinRound of 32Flag of Spain.svg  Joaquín Martínez  (ESP)2–0 (7–0, 3–0)
WinRound of 16Flag of the United States.svg  Spenser Mango  (USA)2–0 (1–0, 6–0)
WinQuarterfinalsFlag of Turkey.svg  Erhan Karakuş  (TUR)2–0 (1–0, 1–0)
WinSemifinalsFlag of Denmark.svg  Håkan Nyblom  (DEN)2–0 (1–0, 6–0)
WinFinalFlag of Armenia.svg  Roman Amoyan  (ARM)2–0 (5–0, 1–0)
2010 World Championship / Flag of Russia.svg Moscow / Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal / 55 kg
WinRound of 32Flag of Algeria.svg  Mohammed Bouterfessa  (ALG)2–0 (5–0, 1–0)
WinRound of 16Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Venelin Venkov  (BUL)2–0 (2–0, 2–2)
WinQuarterfinalsFlag of Finland.svg  Jani Haapamäki  (FIN)2–0 (2–0, 1–1)
WinSemifinalsFlag of Armenia.svg  Roman Amoyan  (ARM)2–0 (1–0, 2–0)
WinFinalFlag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  Choi Gyu-jin  (KOR)2–1 (4–0, 0–3, 1–0)
2012 Summer Olympics / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London / Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal / 55 kg
WinRound of 16Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Arsen Eraliev  (KGZ)2–1 (4–0, 0–2, 2–1)
WinQuarterfinalsFlag of Hungary.svg  Péter Módos  (HUN)2–0 (2–0, 1–0)
WinSemifinalsFlag of Denmark.svg  Håkan Nyblom  (DEN)2–0 (3–0, 3–0)
WinFinalFlag of Azerbaijan.svg  Rovshan Bayramov  (AZE)2–0 (2–0, 1–0)
2014 World Championship / Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Tashkent / Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal / 59 kg
WinRound of 64Flag of Romania.svg  Alex Anechitei  (ROU)8–0
WinRound of 32Flag of Egypt.svg  Haithem Mahmoud  (EGY)2–1
WinRound of 16Flag of Cuba.svg  Ismael Borrero  (CUB)5–0
WinQuarterfinalsFlag of Azerbaijan.svg  Taleh Mammadov  (AZE)3–0
WinSemifinalsFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Elmurat Tasmuradov  (UZB)2–1
WinFinalFlag of Russia.svg  Mingiyan Semenov  (RUS)2–1
2015 World Championship / Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas / 7th place / 59 kg
WinRound of 32Flag of Venezuela.svg  Raiber Rodríguez  (VEN)8–0
WinRound of 16Flag of Finland.svg  Jani Haapamäki  (FIN)5–0, Fall
LossQuarterfinalsFlag of Azerbaijan.svg  Rovshan Bayramov  (AZE)0–2, DSQ
LossRepechageFlag of North Korea.svg  Yun Won-chol  (PRK)5–6
2016 Summer Olympics / Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro / 11th place / 59 kg
LossRound of 32Flag of Japan.svg  Shinobu Ota  (JPN)4–5
LossRepechageFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Almat Kebispayev  (KAZ)7–6, Fall

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Awards
Preceded by
Morad Mohammadi
Ehsan Haddadi
Iran Sportsperson of the year
2007
Succeeded by
Vacant