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Gholam Reza Takhti

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGholam Reza•Takhti
Used nameGholam Reza•Takhti
Nick/petnamesJahan Pahlavan
Original nameغلامرضا•تختی‎
Born27 August 1930 in Tehran (IRI)
Died7 January 1968 in Tehran (IRI)
Measurements180 cm / 87 kg
NOC(s) Islamic Republic of Iran

Biography

Gholam Reza Takhti had the following finishes at major championships – 1959 World Championship: 87.0 kg. Freestyle (1st); 1961 World Championship: 87.0 kg. Freestyle (1st); 1951 World Championship: 79.0 kg. Freestyle (2nd); 1954 World Championship: 87.0 kg. Freestyle (5th); 1958 Asian Games: 87.0 kg. Freestyle (1st). Officially Takhti committed suicide, but a lot of sources mention theories about being murdered for his political activities.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Iran    
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Iran    
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Iran    
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 4 Representing Iran    

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