Hassan Yazdani (Persian: حسن یزدانی, born 28 December 1994 in Lapu Sahra, Chapakrud Rural District, Juybar County, Iran) is an Iranian wrestler. Yazdani is an Olympic and World Champion in freestyle wrestling in two weight categories. He became Olympic champion in the 74kg category at the 2016 Summer Olympics after defeating Russian wrestler Aniuar Geduev in the final. The following year he became World Champion at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in the men's Men's freestyle 86 kg category.
Hassan Yazdani at the 2018 Asian Games
|Full name||Hassan Yazdani Charati|
|Nickname(s)||Fearless, The Greatest|
|Born||December 26, 1994|
Jouybar, Mazandaran, Iran
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|Coached by||Mohammad Talaei|
Yazdani earned a gold medal at the 2014 Junior World Championships in the 66 kg division, by defeating his American opponent Aaron Pico in the final. The following year, he placed second at the Senior World Championships, losing to Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov of Russia in the finals by a score of 10–3.
After once again bumping up in weight, Yazdani won gold at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in the 86 kg division. He defeated former Olympic gold medalist Sharif Sharifov with a score of 11-0 and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Selim Yaşar with the same score en route to becoming champion.
In July 2017, Yazdani won the Iran Freestyle Wrestling Nationals at 86 kg, defeating Alireza Karimi 5-0 on his path to victory. This gained him a place at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris. In 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris, Hassan Yazdani participated in 86 kg. He became the champion with decisive wins, 4 out of 5 matches including the final with technical superiority. In the entire championship, Yazdani gave out only two points. Right after the matches, he stated that he "came to Paris for a decisive gold, with no ifs or buts".
- Olympic Games – 2016
- World Championships – 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
- World Cup – 2015, 2016, 2017
- World Junior Championship – 2014
World Championships & OlympicsEdit
|World Championships & Olympics|
|2019 UWW world at 86 kg|
|Win||21-2||Deepak Punia||Final||W||Won by walkover||September 22, 2019||2019 World Wrestling Championships||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|Win||20-2||Myles Amine||Semifinal||11-0||Tech. Fall, 01:56||September 21, 2019|
|Win||19-2||Artur Naifonov||Quarterfinal||4F-2||Fall, 02:37|
|Win||18-2||István Veréb||Round of 16||9F-2||Fall, 01:23|
|Win||17-2||Jaime Espinal||Round of 32||10-0||Tech. Fall, 02:13|
|2018 UWW world at 86 kg |
|Win||16-2||Dauren Kurugliev||Bronze medal||11-5||October 21, 2018||2018 World Wrestling Championships||Budapest, Hungary|
|Win||15-2||Yurieski Torreblanca||Repechage round 2||10-0||Tech. Fall, 03:43|
|Win||14-2||Hajy Rajabau||Repechage round 1||10-0||Tech. Fall, 02:51|
|Loss||13-2||David Taylor||Round of 32||6-11||October 20, 2018|
|2017 UWW world at 86 kg |
|Win||13-1||Boris Makojev||Final||10-0||Tech. Fall, 02:25||August 26, 2017||2017 World Wrestling Championships||Paris, France|
|Win||11-1||Aleksandr Gostiyev||Quarterfinal||10-0||Tech. Fall, 05:07|
|Win||10-1||Piotr Ianulov||Round of 16||10-0||Tech. Fall, 03:12|
|Win||9-1||Azamat Dauletbekov||Round of 32||12-2||Tech. Fall, 03:21|
|2016 Olympic at 74 kg |
|Win||8-1||Aniuar Geduev||Final||6-6||August 19, 2016||2016 Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||7-1||Galymzhan Usserbayev||Semifinal||10-0||Tech. Fall, 01:43|
|Win||5-1||Asnage Castelly||Round of 16||10-0||Tech. Fall, 01:05|
|2015 UWW world at 70 kg |
|Loss||4-1||Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov||Final||3-10||September 12, 2015||2015 World Wrestling Championships||Las Vegas, United States|
|Win||3-0||Davit Tlashadze||Quarterfinal||6F–0||Fall, 00:52|
|Win||2-0||Miroslav Kirov||Round of 16||6F–1||Fall, 03:50|
|Win||1-0||Jung Young-ho||Round of 32||16–4||Tech. Fall, 03:22|
|2018 Asian Championships UWW at 86 kg|
|Win||3–0||Orgodolyn Üitümen||Final||11–0||Tech. Fall, 02:25||4 March, 2018||2018 Asian Wrestling Championships||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan|
|Win||2–0||Javrail Shapiev||Semifinal||13–0||Tech. Fall, 02:13|
|Win||1–0||Azamat Dauletbekov||Quarterfinal||12–2||Tech. Fall, 03:26|
|2018 Asian Games UWW at 86 kg|
|Win||4–0||Domenic Abounader||Final||10–0||Tech. Fall, 01:29||August 18, 2017||2018 Asian Games||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Win||3–0||Orgodolyn Üitümen||Semifinal||12–2||Tech. Fall, 04:57|
|Win||2–0||Pawan Kumar||Quarterfinal||11–0||Tech. Fall, 02:05|
|Win||1–0||Fahriansyah Fahriansyah||Round of 16||10–0||Tech. Fall, 00:44|
Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit
|Islamic Solidarity Games|
|2017 Islamic Solidarity Games UWW at 86 kg|
|Win||3–0||Selim Yaşar||Final||11–0||Tech. Fall, 03:55||May 20, 2017||2017 Islamic Solidarity Games||Baku, Azerbaijan (Iran)|
|Win||2–0||Sharif Sharifov||Semifinal||11–0||Tech. Fall, 03:12|
Paris Grand PrixEdit
|Paris Grand Prix|
|2016 Paris GP UWW at 74 kg|
|Loss||7–1||Ali Shabanau||Final||6–6||Junuary 31, 2016||Paris Grand Prix 2016||Paris, France|
|Win||7–0||Alireza Mohammad Ghasemi||Semifinal||8–0|
|Win||6–0||Alberto Martinez Navarro||Quarterfinal||10–0||Tech. Fall|
|Win||5–0||Chris Michael Perry||Round of 16||9–4|
|2015 Paris GP UWW at 74 kg|
|Win||4–0||Magomedmurad Gadzhiev||Final||8–0||February 1, 2015||Paris Grand Prix 2015||Paris, France|
|Win||3–0||Adam Hall||Semifinal||11–0||Tech. Fall|
|Win||2–0||Giorgi Jikuri||Quarterfinal||13–2||Tech. Fall|
|Win||1–0||Arkadiusz Szeja||Round of 16||2–0|
- "From "Chikroud" to "Las Vegas" with a 21-year-old phenomenon of the world". Iranian Students News Agency. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
- "Junior World Championship 2014". United World Wrestling. August 2014.
- "حسن یزدانی: فقط برای طلا به فرانسه آمده بودم، بدون اما و اگر". فارس نیوز. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
- "World Championship 2018". United World Wrestling. October 2018.
- "World Championship 2017". United World Wrestling. August 2017.
- "Olympic Games 2016". United World Wrestling. August 2016.
- "World Championship 2015". United World Wrestling. September 2015.
- "Asian Championships 2018". United World Wrestling. February 2018.
- "Asian Games 2018". United World Wrestling. August 2018.
- "Islamic Solidarity Games 2017". United World Wrestling. May 2017.[dead link]
- "Grand Prix of Paris 2016". United World Wrestling. January 2016.
- "Grand Prix of Paris 2015". United World Wrestling. January 2015.
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