Mehdi Hajizadeh

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Mehdi Hajizadeh
Medal record
Representing  Iran
Men's freestyle wrestling
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Tehran 74 kg
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan 74 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Ulan Bator 76 kg

Mehdi Hajizadeh Jooybari (Persian: مهدی حاجی زاده جویباری‎‎, born 11 September 1981 in Jooybar) is an Iranian wrestler.

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Mehdi Hajizadeh Jooybari is a Iranian freestyle wrestler who competed for Iran at the 2002 World Championships in Tehran. He was considered an inexperienced twenty one year old underdog going into the 2002 Iranian World Qualifiers but was successful beating a more experinced and successful wrestler. The Iranian Wrestling Federation had Hajizadeh wrestle the favourite again and he beat him once more earning a berth to compete for Iran in the World Championships at home. The young Hajizadeh continued his strong wrestling as he went undefeated to dominantly win the 2002 World Championship title and also earned the award as the top wrestler in the tournament.