The 26-year-old Iranian athlete had overcome his Chinese, Bulgarian, Kazakh and Japanese rivals in his march to the final bout on Monday.

Norouzi’s victory came after another Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Hamid Sourian won the gold medal in the men’s 55-kg category following victory over Rovshan Bayramov, his Azerbaijani opponent on Sunday.

Sourian’s gold medal marked the first after 40 years of the national Iranian Greco-Roman team’s participation in the Olympic Games.

Iran has dispatched a team of 54 athletes to London’s 2012 Olympics contesting in a variety of fields, including archery, table tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, rowing, boxing, track and field, swimming and taekwondo.

More than 10,000 athletes from over 200 nations are participating in London’s 2012 summer Olympic Games