Rahim Jeddi, 'Golden Whistle' Winner, Dies at 77
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 15:44 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (November 11) – Rahim Jeddi, a well-respected referee from Iran who was honored in 2006 with the 'Golden Whistle" has died at age 77.
The Golden Whistle is awarded annually to the best referee at a world championships or Olympic Games.
Jeddi worked for more than three decades as an international referee and worked several Olympic Games and world championships. Passionate for the sport of wrestling, Jeddi was was also the head of the Tehran Wrestling Association for a few years and was deeply involved in the Zurkhaneh Sports Federation helping to organize competitions and bring attention to the traditional Iranian sport.
United World Wrestling and the wrestling community offer its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Jeddi and the Iranian Wrestling Federation.