Hassan Yazdani among Top 10 at 86 UWW Ranking
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Hassan Yazdani Charati from Iran sits top of the 86kg weight category in the United World Wrestling (UWW)’s ranking.
Top-ranked Yazdani underwent knee surgery earlier this year and had no choice but to skip the Matteo Pellicone and Asian Championships.
He commanded a 20-point lead over his world finals opponent Deepak PUNIA (IND), but the Indian wrestler closed that gap on Yazdani with a 14-point Asian championship bronze-medal finish.
Ranking Series points are important to Olympic-qualified wrestlers because the top four competitors in each Olympic weight category (from qualified nations) will earn a seed in their bracket.
The top three point-earners in each style are also awarded prize money at the end of the season.
Top-Ten at 86kg
1. Hassan aliazam YAZDANICHARATI (IRI) - 60
2. Deepak PUNIA (IND) - 54
3. Artur NAIFONOV (RUS) - 47
4. Myles Nazem AMINE (SMR) - 40
5. Carlos arturo IZQUIERDO MENDEZ (COL) - 34
6. Alexander David DIERINGER (USA) - 30
7. James Patrick DOWNEY III (USA) - 26
8. Stefan REICHMUTH (SUI) - 25
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9. Yurieski TORREBLANCA QUERALTA (CUB) - 20
10. Khaled Masoud Ismail ELMOATAMADAWI (EGY) - 20