Iranian Wrestler Hassan Yazdani Recovers from Injury
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian freestyle wrestler Hassan Yazdani has fought back from a knee injury.
He tore the meniscus in his knee during the training for the 2019 World Wrestling Clubs Cup held in Bojnurd, northeast of Iran in December.
Yazdani underwent successful surgery on his torn meniscus in Tehran’s Arman Hospital and is now ready to resume his training.
He will represent Iran in the 2020 Olympic Games.
Yazdani became Olympic champion in the 74kg category at the 2016 Summer Olympics after defeating Russian wrestler Aniuar Geduev in the final.
The following year he became World Champion at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in the 86 kg category.