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Abbas Zandi

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAbbas•Zandi
Used nameAbbas•Zandi
Original nameعباس•زندى
Born3 June 1930 in Tehran (IRI)
Died30 October 2017 in Tehran (IRI)
NOC Islamic Republic of Iran


Abbas Zandai wrestled freestyle for Iran at the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Olympics. He started competitive wrestling at age 14 with the Babr Tiger Club in Tehran. He joined the Iranian national team when he was 17 and won the Pahlevan of Iran title the next year. Zandi was World Champion in 1954 and won gold at the 1958 Asian Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling IRI Abbas Zandi
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling IRI Abbas Zandi
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling IRI Abbas Zandi
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC

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