Reza Yazdani

Reza Yazdani (Persian: رضا یزدانی, born August 25, 1984 in Juybar, Iran) nicknamed The Leopard of Juybar, is an Iranian wrestler and two time World Champion, who won Gold in the 2011 World Wrestling Championships and 2013 World Wrestling Championships in the 96 kg division.[citation needed]

Reza Yazdani
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Reza Yazdani in 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full nameReza Yazdani
Nickname(s)The Leopard of Juybar
Nationality Iran
Born (1984-08-25) August 25, 1984 (age 37)
Juybar, Mazandaran, Iran
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight97 kg (214 lb)
WebsiteOfficial Instagram Profile
Country Iran

He also won the gold medal in 2006 Asian Games in the 84 kg division and the gold medal in 2010 Asian Games in the 96 kg division, as well as the gold medal in 2014 Asian Games in 97 kg division. He competed in the London 2012 Olympics and also defeated Abdusalam Gadisov, but was injured in the semi-final, versus his Ukrainian competitor, Valeriy Andriytsev. Yazdani came back from injury for the 2013 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, where he won the gold medal in the 96 kg division by defeating khetag Gazyumov of Azerbaijan in the finals by the score of 4-2.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Turkish Wrestler Samil Erdogan Provisionally Suspended after Failing Anti-Doping Test". United World Wrestling. 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  2. ^ "Turkish wrestler Erdoğan suspended". Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Turkish wrestler loses medal after failing dope test". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  4. ^ "Turkish wrestler suspended after positive test". WCCB Charlotte. 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  5. ^ "Turkish wrestler suspended after positive test". 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  6. ^ "Iran's wrestler Reza Yazdani confirmed for Olympics". Archived from the original on September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Reza Mohammad Ali YAZDANI". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07.
  8. ^ "Reza Yazdani won against Jake Warner".

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