Mehdi Yaghoubi

Mohammad Mahdi Yaghoubi (Persian: محمدمهدی یعقوبی‎; 2 April 1930 – 25 September 2021) was an Iranian bantamweight freestyle wrestler. He competed at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1956. He also won a bronze medal at the 1951 World Wrestling Championships and placed fifth in 1954.[2][1][3][4]

Mehdi Yaghoubi
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Mehdi Yaghoubi (top)
Personal information
Born2 April 1930 (1930-04-02)
Qazvin, Iran[1]
Died25 September 2021 (2021-09-26) (aged 91)
Sport
SportFreestyle wrestling
Medal record
Representing  Iran
Olympic Games
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Silver medal – second place 1956 Melboourne -57 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1951 Helsinki -57 kg

Yaghoubi had four brothers and four sisters. He quit school at the age of 15 to make free time for work and sport.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mehdi Yaghoubi. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "مدال‌آوران ایرانی المپیک؛ مهدی یعقوبی". BBC News فارسی (in Persian). 4 April 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  3. ^ Mehdi Yaghoubi. iat.uni-leipzig.de
  4. ^ a b Mahdi Yaghoubi. National Olympic Committee of Iran

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