Hassan Yazdani

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 nameHassan
Full nameHassan Yazdani Charati
Nickname(s)Fearless, The Greatest
NationalityIranian
Born (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 25)
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
Hemmat Moslemi
Mahmoud Esmaeilpour
Hossein Naghibi
Ehsan Lashgari

CareerEdit

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

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.

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 –   2015,   2017,   2018,   2019
  • World Cup –   2015, 2016, 2017
  • World Junior Championship –   2014

Match resultsEdit

World Championships & OlympicsEdit

World Championships & Olympics
Res. Record Opponent Round Score Note Date Event Location
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 [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

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Asian Championships
Res. Record Opponent Round Score Note Date Event Location
2018 Asian Championships UWW   at 86 kg[8]
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

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games
Res. Record Opponent Round Score Note Date Event Location
2018 Asian Games UWW   at 86 kg[9]
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
Res. Record Opponent Round Score Note Date Event Location
2017 Islamic Solidarity Games UWW   at 86 kg[10]
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
Win 1–0  

Bakhodur Kodirov

Quarterfinal 10–0 Tech. Fall

Paris Grand PrixEdit

Paris Grand Prix
Res. Record Opponent Round Score Note Date Event Location
2016 Paris GP UWW   at 74 kg[11]
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[12]
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

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.
  8. ^ "Asian Championships 2018". United World Wrestling. February 2018.
  9. ^ "Asian Games 2018". United World Wrestling. August 2018.
  10. ^ "Islamic Solidarity Games 2017". United World Wrestling. May 2017.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Grand Prix of Paris 2016". United World Wrestling. January 2016.
  12. ^ "Grand Prix of Paris 2015". United World Wrestling. January 2015.

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