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Hadi Saei

Full name: Hadi Saei Bonehkohal
Original name: هادی ساعی بنه‌کهل
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: June 10, 1976 in Ray, Tehran, Iran
Country: IRI Iran
Sport: Taekwondo

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Hadi Saei is one of just three taekwondokas to have won two titles in the young Olympic sport, and one of two (with Steven Lopez) to have earned an additional bronze medal. Saei won this bronze medal at the sport’s début in 2000 in the 68 kg division, which he won four years later in Athens. He then moved up to the 80 kg class for the Beijing Games to win his second Olympic gold. This title also made him the most decorated Iranian athlete at the Olympics. Besides his Olympic successes, Hadi Saei has won two World Championships, in 1999 and 2005, both in the non-Olympic 72 kg division. In 2003, Saei auctioned off his Olympic bronze medal to help victims of the earthquake that hit the Iranian city of Bam.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Taekwondo Men's Featherweight Iran IRI 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 28 Athina Taekwondo Men's Featherweight Iran IRI 1 Gold
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Taekwondo Men's Welterweight Iran IRI 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR S DJ D R1DJ R2DJ R3DJ R T
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Taekwondo Iran IRI Final Round Match 3/4 1 2000-09-28 Saei (IRI) final score, Caliskan (AUT) final score 4 5 1 3 1 1
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Taekwondo Iran IRI Semi-Finals Match #1 2 2000-09-28 Sin (KOR) final score, Saei (IRI) 3 4 1 1 1 2
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Taekwondo Iran IRI Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-28 Saei (IRI) final score, Hernando (ARG) final score 3 3 0 1 2 0
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Taekwondo Iran IRI Round One Match #2 1 2000-09-28 Saei (IRI) final score, Hsu (TPE) final score 5 6 1 1 3 2
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Taekwondo Iran IRI Repêchage Round One Match #1 1 2000-09-28 Saei (IRI) bye bye
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Taekwondo Iran IRI Repêchage Round Two Match #1 1 2000-09-28 Saei (IRI) final score, Massimino (AUS) final score 6 6 0 2 0 4
2004 Summer 28 Athina Taekwondo Iran IRI Final Round Match 1/2 1 2004-08-27 Saei (IRI) final score, Huang (TPE) final score 4 6 2 1 2 3
2004 Summer 28 Athina Taekwondo Iran IRI Semi-Finals Match #2 1 2004-08-27 Saei (IRI) superiority, Song (KOR) superiority 9 11 2 2 4 5
2004 Summer 28 Athina Taekwondo Iran IRI Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 2004-08-27 Saei (IRI) final score, da Silva (BRA) final score 8 9 1 5 3 1
2004 Summer 28 Athina Taekwondo Iran IRI Round One Match #5 1 2004-08-27 Saei (IRI) referee stopped contest, Molfetta (ITA) referee stopped contest 10 11 1 5 6 2 1:53

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR S DJ D R1DJ R2DJ R3DJ
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Taekwondo Iran IRI Final Round Match 1/2 1 2008-08-22 Saei (IRI) final score, Sarmiento (ITA) final score 6 6 0 2 2 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Taekwondo Iran IRI Semi-Finals Match #2 1 2008-08-22 Saei (IRI) final score, Əhmədov (AZE) final score 4 4 0 0 1 3
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Taekwondo Iran IRI Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 2008-08-22 Saei (IRI) final score, Zhu (CHN) final score 3 3 0 0 1 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Taekwondo Iran IRI Round One Match #8 1 2008-08-22 Saei (IRI) final score, Bista (NEP) final score 7 7 0 1 3 3