Mehdi Taghavi

Mehdi Taghavi Kermani (Persian: مهدى تقوى كرمانى‎, born February 20, 1987 in Savadkuh) is an Iranian wrestler. Taghavi was the favorite to win the 2012 London Olympics but was upset in the first round by Cuba's Liván López who ended up winning the bronze. Taghavi had previously beaten Lopez at the 2011 World Wrestling Championships.

Mehdi Taghavi
Personal information
Full nameMehdi Taghavi
Nationality Iran
Born (1987-02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 33)
Savadkuh, mazandaran, Iran
Country Iran

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he beat Haislan Garcia in the first round, before losing to Ramazan Şahin in the quarterfinals.[1] As Şahin went on to the final, Taghavi took part in the bronze medal repechage where he lost to Geandry Garzón.[1]


  1. ^ a b "2008 Olympic Games Wrestling Results" (PDF). FILA. p. 30. Retrieved 27 July 2016.[permanent dead link]