Hassan Yazdani

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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
Born (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 24)
Jouybar, Mazandaran, Iran
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Country Iran
Turned pro2015
Coached byMohammad Talaei
Hemmat Moslemi
Mahmoud Esmaeilpour
Hossein Naghibi
Ehsan Lashgari

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.


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 achievements[edit]

  • Olympic Games – 1st, gold medalist(s) 2016
  • World Championships – 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2015, 1st, gold medalist(s) 2017, 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2018, 1st, gold medalist(s) 2019
  • World Cup – 1st, gold medalist(s) 2015, 2016, 2017
  • World Junior Championship – 1st, gold medalist(s) 2014

Match results[edit]

World Championships & Olympics
Res. Record Opponent Round Score Note Date Event Location
2019 UWW world 1st, gold medalist(s) at 86 kg
Win 21-2 India Deepak Punia Final W Won by walkover September 22, 2019 2019 World Wrestling Championships Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Win 20-2 San Marino Myles Amine Semifinal 11-0 Tech. Fall, 01:56 September 21, 2019
Win 19-2 Russia Artur Naifonov Quarterfinal 4F-2 Fall, 02:37
Win 18-2 Hungary István Veréb Round of 16 9F-2 Fall, 01:23
Win 17-2 Puerto Rico Jaime Espinal Round of 32 10-0 Tech. Fall, 02:13
2018 UWW world 3rd, bronze medalist(s) at 86 kg [4]
Win 16-2 Russia Dauren Kurugliev Bronze medal 11-5 October 21, 2018 2018 World Wrestling Championships Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Win 15-2 Cuba Yurieski Torreblanca Repechage round 2 10-0 Tech. Fall, 03:43
Win 14-2 Belarus Hajy Rajabau Repechage round 1 10-0 Tech. Fall, 02:51
Loss 13-2 United States David Taylor Round of 32 6-11 October 20, 2018
2017 UWW world 1st, gold medalist(s) at 86 kg [5]
Win 13-1 Slovakia Boris Makojev Final 10-0 Tech. Fall, 02:25 August 26, 2017 2017 World Wrestling Championships France Paris, France
Win 12-1 Russia Vladislav Valiev Semifinal 4-0
Win 11-1 Azerbaijan Aleksandr Gostiyev Quarterfinal 10-0 Tech. Fall, 05:07
Win 10-1 Moldova Piotr Ianulov Round of 16 10-0 Tech. Fall, 03:12
Win 9-1 Kazakhstan Azamat Dauletbekov Round of 32 12-2 Tech. Fall, 03:21
2016 Olympic 1st, gold medalist(s) at 74 kg [6]
Win 8-1 Russia Aniuar Geduev Final 6-6 August 19, 2016 2016 Olympic Games Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 7-1 Kazakhstan Galymzhan Usserbayev Semifinal 10-0 Tech. Fall, 01:43
Win 6-1 Turkey Soner Demirtaş Quarterfinal 7-0
Win 5-1 Haiti Asnage Castelly Round of 16 10-0 Tech. Fall, 01:05
2015 UWW world 2nd, silver medalist(s) at 70 kg [7]
Loss 4-1 Russia Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov Final 3-10 September 12, 2015 2015 World Wrestling Championships United States Las Vegas, United States
Win 4-0 United States James Green Semifinal 9–4
Win 3-0 Georgia (country) Davit Tlashadze Quarterfinal 6F–0 Fall, 00:52
Win 2-0 Bulgaria Miroslav Kirov Round of 16 6F–1 Fall, 03:50
Win 1-0 South Korea Jung Young-ho Round of 32 16–4 Tech. Fall, 03:22


  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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