Gholamreza Takhti

Gholamreza Takhti

Gholamreza Takhti was an Iranian Olympic Gold-Medalist Wrestler and Varzesh-e Bastani practitioner. Popularly nicknamed Jahān Pahlevān because of his chivalrous behavior and sportsmanship, he was the most popular athlete of Iran in the 20th century, although dozens of Iranian athletes have won more international medals than he did. Takhti is still a hero to many Iranians. He is listed in the FILA wrestling hall of fame.

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1952 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners 1960 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners Olympic Athletes Born in Middle East 1952 Summer Olympics Silver Medal Winners