UWW LIVE: Hasan Yazdani - Two-time World Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist

By United World Wrestling Press

Hasan YAZDANI (IRI), an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion in freestyle, is one of the world's biggest stars in international wrestling. 

After winning a junior world title in 2014, Yazdani made his mark at the senior level in 2015 by earning a silver medal at the World Championships at 70kg. The following year, Yazdani moved up a weight category to 74kg and captured a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In 2017, Yazdani moved up another weight category to 86kg and won a world championship in Paris. He added a world bronze medal in 2018 before claiming his second world title at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan. 

"The Greatest" joined United World Wrestling's Eric Olanowski to discuss his rivalry with David TAYLOR (USA), his epic comeback in the Rio Olympic finals and whether or not he plans on moving up another weight category.