Identifying Factors Affecting the Success of Iranian Wrestling Based on Bosscher's Championship Sports Development Model

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate Department of of Sport Management, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Managment, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Payame Noor University (PNU), Karaj, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management, Rey City Branch, Islamic Azad University

4 Professor, Department of Sport Managment, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran



Purpose: This research aims to analyze the success process of Iranian wrestling based on Bosscher's championship sports development model. Materials and
Methods: it is qualitative-quantitative research which is applied in terms of purpose; it is mixed exploratory research and it uses Grounded Theory in terms of methodology. The statistical population of the research was 14 managers, specialists, and experts selected through purposive and snowball sampling method via in-depth and semi-structured interview. At the same time, data was analyzed using the Glaser method, including open, selective and theoretical coding by MAXQDA software.
Results: Data analysis was done in the quantitative section using a researcher-made questionnaire. The final model was obtained after passing all steps. The findings showed that public sport, governance and structure, research and innovation, supporting athletes, talent identification, and national and international competition are the main categories of the ultimate model of the current research.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that, in addition to the need to pay attention to all these things, financial factors, human resources and communication with other organizations, especially the government and the Ministry of Sports, can lead to very important practical considerations for the future of wrestling.