News ID: 112238
Publish Date : 08 February 2023 - 21:29

TEHRAN - The United World Wrestling (UWW) has posted updates to the 2023 rankings in freestyle, naming Hassan Yazdani from Iran the number one in the ranking.
Previously, Hassan Yazdani was used to be in the 4th place in the ranking in the weight class of 86 kg.
At present, the Iranian freestyler has become the world’s best athlete with 48,000 points.
Yazdani is the most titled athlete on Iran’s Tokyo Olympic Games team.
The 27-year-old is a 2016 Olympic champion at 74kg.
Yazdani, nicknamed ‘the Greatest’ also won gold at the 2017 & 2019 World Championships and won silver and bronze at the 2015 & 2018 World Championships, respectively.
His main rival is USA’s David Taylor which ranks second with 45,000 points.
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Muhammad Reza Geraei has become the world’s second-best, UWW reported.
Geraei has previously been the world’s number four Greco-Roman wrestler.
Now, he stands in second place, according to the latest ranking of the UWW.
Iran’s Geraei claimed a gold medal at the Men’s Greco-Roman 67 kg in the 2020 Olympic Games.

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