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Worst Ever …

Posted in Iran, Sports by homeyra on August 22, 2008

… That’s how the Iranian press and blogosphere sums up our performance in the Olympics. No wonder, this is Iran’s worst ranking since 1948 (best ranking: 14th, Melbourne 1956).
Wrestling and weightlifting, the two traditional bastions of Iranian sports ended up with only one bronze medal, won by wrestler Morad Mohammadi.

No success for any of our girls in any field.
This failure is attributed to the lack of competence among the administrators, some trainers, the little time dedicated to trainings, in short much of the usual stuff which makes some our trivial affairs dysfunctional.

On the bright side, Ehsan Peighambari wins bronze in Wushu (I didn’t even know that it existed!) and a few hours ago, Hadi Saie won our only gold medal in taekwondo – 80kg, his third Olympic win (2 golds and a bronze). Well done Hadi!

A few links: نگاهی به تاريخچه حضور ايران در بازيهای المپيک

Iran Wrestling
تاریخچه پیدایش وزنه برداری در ایران
نظرسنجي: با توجه به نتایج کاروان ایران در المپیک ، چه پیشنهادی برای مسؤولان ارشد ورزش ایران دارید؟

تهران فردا: بلاگ هادی ساعی

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  1. Bijan said, on August 23, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Thanks Homeyra. I didnt’ think/know we had won anything.

  2. homeyra said, on August 23, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Lucky there a a few natural-born-sportsmen 🙂

  3. michaelgreenwell said, on August 23, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    this is all very strange for me because you will find that a lot of scottish people don’t support the ‘british team’.

    we want a scottish team, then we could support them.

    also the english media is so ridiculous… if a scottish person wins then they are ‘british’. if they lose then they are ‘scottish’

  4. homeyra said, on August 23, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    🙂 I see the dilemma! And I find sort of strange that Britain – the (former) owner of most of the world, can’t figure out how to fulfill the wish of its citizen.
    Long live the Scots!:)


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