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Hassan Yazdani (Persian: حسن یزدانی‎, born 28 December 1994 in Lapu Sahra, Chapakrud Rural District,[1] 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
Hassan Yazdani 2018 Asian Games.jpg
Hassan Yazdani at the 2018 Asian Games
Personal information
Native nameحسن یزدانی چراتى
Full nameHassan Yazdani Charati
Nickname(s)Fearless, The Greatest
NationalityIranian
EthnicityMazandarani
Born (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 24)
Jouybar, Mazandaran, Iran
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
Country Iran
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle
Turned pro2015
Coached byMohammad Talaei
Mahmoud Esmaeilpour
Hossein Naghibi
Ehsan Lashgari

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CareerEdit

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[2].

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 bumping up to 74 kg. Yazdani claimed gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, defeating Aniuar Geduev 6-6 with criteria by scoring the final points.

 
Yazdani celebrates after defeating Aniuar Geduev of Russia during the Men's 74kg Gold Medal Wrestling match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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".[3]

Major achievementsEdit

  • Olympic Games –   2016
  • World Championships –   2017,   2015,   2018
  • World Cup –   2015, 2016, 2017
  • World Junior Championship –   2014

Match resultsEdit

World Championships & Olympics
Res. Record Opponent Round Score Note Date Event Location
2018 UWW world   at 86 kg [4]
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 [5]
Win 13-1   Boris Makojev Final 10-0 Tech. Fall, 02:25 August 26, 2017 2017 World Wrestling Championships   Paris, France
Win 12-1   Vladislav Valiev Semifinal 4-0
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 [6]
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 6-1   Soner Demirtaş Quarterfinal 7-0
Win 5-1   Asnage Castelly Round of 16 10-0 Tech. Fall, 01:05
2015 UWW world   at 70 kg [7]
Loss 4-1   Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov Final 3-10 September 12, 2015 2015 World Wrestling Championships   Las Vegas, United States
Win 4-0   James Green Semifinal 9–4
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Junior World Championship 2014". United World Wrestling. August 2014.
  3. ^ "حسن یزدانی: فقط برای طلا به فرانسه آمده‌ بودم، بدون اما و اگر". فارس نیوز. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ "World Championship 2018". United World Wrestling. October 2018.
  5. ^ "World Championship 2017". United World Wrestling. August 2017.
  6. ^ "Olympic Games 2016". United World Wrestling. August 2016.
  7. ^ "World Championship 2015". United World Wrestling. September 2015.

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