Team Iran is having its best showing in Olympics in history. By Tuesday, the Iranian athletes have won four gold medals (three in Greco-Roman wrestling, one in weightlifting); three silver medals (two in weightlifting, one in discus throw); and one bronze (in weightlifting); and the games are not over yet. By Tuesday, Iran was ranked 17th in overall medals and tied for 9th in gold medals.
Not only this is the highest number of medals ever won by an Iranian team in Olympic games, but the three gold medals won in the Greco-Roman wrestling were the first of any medals won in the field in more than 40 years and the silver in athletics was the first medal ever won by an Iranian athlete.
The first medal won by an Iranian in modern Olympics was a bronze in 1948 in weightlifting. The highest number of medals won until this year was seven medals in 1952 and six medals in 2004. In 2008 Beijing Games, Iran could only win two medals. Eight medals already in London, and continuing!
Photo: Team Iran during the Opening Ceremonies of 2012 London Olympics; 27 July.