Omid Norouzi

Omid Haji Noroozi ( born February 18, 1986 in Shiraz ) is an Iranian wrestler. He was 2011 World Champion and 2012 Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling at featherweight.


Omid Haji Noroozi only began at the age of 16 years in 2002 with the rings. It is therefore an outspoken late starter. He is a member of the wrestling clubs Takthi Shiraz. His coach is Mohamad Ali Chamiani. The 1.75 meter tall athlete is Freshman, but lives on the rings. Due to the fact that he was very late for rings only, he still has not recorded outstanding results in the junior age.

The first international championship in which Omid Noroozi was used by the Iranian Wrestling Federation, was equal to the 2009 World Championships in Herning / Denmark. He defeated there featherweight two strong wrestlers, namely Zhou Zhen from China and Iwo Angelov from Bulgaria, but was defeated in his third fight against Revaz Laschchi from Georgia. Since this did not reach the final, he left and came on the 10th Place.

In 2010, he was also at the World Championships in Moscow featherweight at the start. There he first came to two victories, namely Aurelian Leciu from Romania and Saur Kuramagomedow from Russia. Then he lost to Jung Ji -hyun of South Korea, left, finishing in 9th place. But in the same year he celebrated his first victory in an international championship then but still. He won at the Asian Games in Guangzhou / China, where he this time Jung Ji -hyun defeated in the final.

Then in 2011 he also succeeded in winning the title at the World Championships in Istanbul at featherweight. On the way to defeating Constantine Balizki, Ukraine, Saur Kuramagomedow, Sheng Jiang, China, Jung Ji -hyun and Almat Kebispajew from Kazakhstan. The greatest success in his career celebrated Omid Haji Noroozi then at the Olympic Games 2012 in London, because he was there with wins over Sheng Jiang, Iwo Angelov, Almat Kebispajew, Ryutaro Matsumoto, Japan and Revaz Laschchi Olympic champion.

After his Olympic victory Omid Noroozi took a longer break. He only started again at the Golden Grand Prix in Baku in November 2013. He arrived there in lightweight behind Rasul Chunajew and Vitaly Rahimow, both Azerbaijan, on the 3rd place.

International success

  • All competitions in Greco-Roman wrestling
  • OS = The Olympic Games, WM = World Cup
  • Featherweight weight class up to 60 kg, light weight, to 66 kg body weight