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 96kg division. He also won the gold medal in 2006 Asian Games in the 84kg division and the gold medal in 2010 Asian Games in the 96kg division, as well as the gold medal in 2014 Asian Games in 97kg division. He competed in the London 2012 Olympics 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 Gazyumov of Azerbaijan in the finals by the score of 4-2. At the 2014 World Wrestling Championshipsin quarterfinals he was eliminated by Şamil Erdoğan of Turkey.


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