Hassan Yazdani defeats Russian rival to win ticket to final

TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) – Iran's Hassan Yazdani beat his powerful opponent from Russia Naifonov 7-1 in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympic Games to advance to the final of the competition.

The Iranian freestyle wrestler in the 89 kg weight class won his first two matches by scores of 11-2 and 12-1.

Yazdani is an Olympic champion in Rio and a two-time world champion.

Naifonov, 2019 world bronze medalist, won his first two 6-0 and 12-1.

On the other side of the bracket, David Taylor of the United States downed India's Deepak Punia in the semifinal and will face Yazdani in a much anticipated final thriller. 


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