Iran’s Yazdani stands in first rankings of world wrestling 2016

Iranian freestyle wrestler Hassan Yazdani claimed the top spot in the United World Wrestling (UWW) final rankings in 2016 thanks to his dazzling performance in the final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Iranian wrestler Hassan Yazdani won finals of Men's freestyle 74 kg over his Russian rival to add one more gold medal to Iran’s tally.  Competing in the final encounter of 74kg weight division, Yazdani offered a spellbinding performance against Aniuar Geduev of Russia 6-6 to win the first freestyle Olympic gold medal for Iran in 16 years.

Yazdani defeated Russia’s Aniuar Geduev in the final showdown of the 74kg weight class at Rio Games, Tasnim News Agency reported.

In addition, Iran’s Komeil Qassemi, 125kg, finished in the second place in the rankings after Turkey’s Taha Akgul.

Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili ranked third in the same weight class.

In the 70kg weight category, Iran’s Moustafa Hossein-Khani also secured third position after Russia’s Magomed Kurbanaliev and Kazakhstan’s Nurlan Bekzhanov, who ranked first and second respectively.

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