Qaem Shahr IAU Student Bags Gold Medal in Freestyle Wrestling

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 11:50

Hassan Yazdani from Qaem Shahr IAU has succeeded in bringing home a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 74 kg wrestling in his debut Olympic appearance.

According to an ISCA report, Yazdani beat his Haitian opponent for a place in the quarter-finals where he posted a 3-nil victory over his Turkish rival.

In the semi finals, he triumphed over against a Kazakh wrestler before facing Aniuar Geduev in the final showdown.

In a tough final encounter, he overpowered the Russian opponent 3-1 and took first gold medal in his very first Olympic appearance and upped the nation’s medal tally to 7 as Iran leapt 10 places to 24th in the overall ranking.

His victory gave Iran its first wrestling gold at Rio 2016, adding to three bronze medals.

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