Abdullah Movahed

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
SexMale
Full nameAbdullah•Movahed Ardabili
Used nameAbdullah•Movahed
Original nameعبدالله•موحد اردبیلی
Born10 March 1940 in Babolsar (IRI)
Measurements172 cm / 68 kg
NOC Islamic Republic of Iran

Biography

Abdollah Movahed won six consecutive world and Olympic championships in the same weight class. He won these between 1965 and 1970 in the lightweight freestyle class. This included an Olympic gold medal in 1968 and world championships in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, and 1970. His Olympic gold medal came about after he tied with Bulgaria’s Enyu Dimov-Valchev, but Movahed earned the championship by defeating Dimov-Valchev by decision in the final match.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling IRI Abdullah Movahed
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
1968 Summer Olympics Wrestling IRI Abdullah Movahed
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling IRI Abdullah Movahed
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1972 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony IRI Abdullah Movahed

Special Notes