Iran’s Hassan Yazdani snatches gold medal at Paris World C’ships

(’s Hassan Yazdani Charati claimed a gold medal on the opening day of freestyle events at the Paris 2017 Wrestling World Championships.

Yazdani, who won a gold medal in the Rio 2016 gold medalist at 74kg, defeated Boris Makoev from Slovakia 10-0 in the 86kg final match.

“I am not satisfied with my performance in the first two matches because I was sick. Afterward, I did a better performance and I am happy I made the Iranian people happy,” Yazdani said.

“I dedicate my gold to Iranian people who prayed for me. Our nation deserve the best,” he added.

Vladislav Valiev from Russia and J’den Cox from the U.S. claimed the bronze medal.