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16 September 2022, 10:02

Yazdani, Iran's proudest world and Olympics wrestler: I'm not after record breaking

TEHRAN, 16 September (BelTA - IRNA). - After reaching world wrestling final, Hossein Yazdani with his 8 world and Olympics medals broke Takhti and Surian's records, to become the proudest Iranian wrestler in medal winning, but he says he is not after breaking records.

After beating Boris Makaov from Slovakia and reaching the final of Greco-Roman wrestling of the 2022 Serbia World Wrestling Championship in 86kg weight, Hossein Yazdani is now the proudest Iranian wrestler with most medals.

Yazdani now has eight world and Olympics medals, which is more than the most famous late Iranian wrestler, Gholam-Reza Takhti who had seven world and Olympics medals and was so far Iran's number one wrestler.

Yazdani has two Olympics gold medals in his profile, the silver medal of 2015 Las Vegas World Wrestling Championship, the gold medal of the 2017 Paris, the bronze medal of the 2018 Budapest, the gold medal of 2019 Nursultan, and the gold medal of 2021 Oslo.

Those were his five world medals before 2022 Serbia World Wrestling Championship, in which he will wrestle in the final to add them to six.

Yazdani has also won the 2016 gold medal of 2016 Rio, and the silver medal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and thus has eight world medals together, making him the proudest Iranian wrestler in history.

After breaking Takhti and Sourian's records, Yazdani said, “I am not after breaking any records, as my goal is bringing happiness to our people's hearts.”

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