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Winning a medal at the international level is a significant accompolishment.  Winning a medal, and then moving up a weight, and winning more medals is really impressive

Who are some of the wrestlers past or present or who accomplished winning medals at multiple weight classes?

Here is my list

1. Sadulaev, Abdulrashid Gold at 86 and 97

2. Cox, J'den Bronze at 86, gold at 92

3. Yazdani, Hassan silver at 70 kg, gold at 74, gold at 86

4. Tediashvili, Levan Gold at 82 and 90, silver at 100

5.Fadzayev, Aresn - gold at 68, silver at 74

6. Takhti, Gholamreza - Silver at 79, Gold at 87, Silver at 97

7. Habibi, emamali - gold at 67 and 73

8, Dabir, Alireza -  Gold at 58, silver at 63 and 66

 

I am sure there are many others, who else stands out to you?

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1 minute ago, irani said:

Winning a medal at the international level is a significant accompolishment.  Winning a medal, and then moving up a weight, and winning more medals is really impressive

Who are some of the wrestlers past or present or who accomplished winning medals at multiple weight classes?

Here is my list

1. Sadulaev, Abdulrashid Gold at 86 and 97

2. Cox, J'den Bronze at 86, gold at 92

3. Yazdani, Hassan silver at 70 kg, gold at 74, gold at 86

4. Tediashvili, Levan Gold at 82 and 90, silver at 100

5.Fadzayev, Aresn - gold at 68, silver at 74

6. Takhti, Gholamreza - Silver at 79, Gold at 87, Silver at 97

7. Habibi, emamali - gold at 67 and 73

8, Dabir, Alireza -  Gold at 58, silver at 63 and 66

 

I am sure there are many others, who else stands out to you?

Chamizo?

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5 minutes ago, gimpeltf said:

Jadidi- sort of.

Yeah, I never look at Jadidi as a top tier wrestler, but I guess his medals would argue otherwise

I guess we should add Javadi and Rasul Khadem to the list as well

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18 minutes ago, gimpeltf said:

I meant sort of because he won world gold at a lower weight and then got drug dqed.

Good point, that doping will exclude him from this list then :)  This is a very selective and exclusive list :)

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I think Salas has world medals in 2 or 3 weights?

 

There are a whole bunch in WFS, but interestingly you also see a lot of excellent wrestlers like Maroulis, Pirozkhova, Koblova, Mattsson and a whole bunch from Japan move down weight classes and win multiple medals.

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16 hours ago, irani said:

Winning a medal at the international level is a significant accompolishment.  Winning a medal, and then moving up a weight, and winning more medals is really impressive

Who are some of the wrestlers past or present or who accomplished winning medals at multiple weight classes?

Here is my list

1. Sadulaev, Abdulrashid Gold at 86 and 97

2. Cox, J'den Bronze at 86, gold at 92

3. Yazdani, Hassan silver at 70 kg, gold at 74, gold at 86

4. Tediashvili, Levan Gold at 82 and 90, silver at 100

5.Fadzayev, Aresn - gold at 68, silver at 74

6. Takhti, Gholamreza - Silver at 79, Gold at 87, Silver at 97

7. Habibi, emamali - gold at 67 and 73

8, Dabir, Alireza -  Gold at 58, silver at 63 and 66

 

I am sure there are many others, who else stands out to you?

I just posted one on another thread...Vladimir Yumin  1 Olympic Gold, 4 World Gold, 1 World Silver, 1 World Bronze.....52, 57 and 62 kilos  

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Edited by fadzaev2

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Eldar Kurtanidze: won Bronze at 90 kg in Olympics in 1996, then six medals including two gold at 96/97 kg.  Finish at Europeans with a bronze at 120 kg.

Georgy Ketoev  won gold at  2007 worlds and  bronze in Beijing at 84 kg, then bronze in 2017(!) at 97 kg

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28 minutes ago, fullnelson said:

Dave Shultz in 1982- 3rd at 82 kg; 1st the next year at 74kg

Adam Satiev was at 68 kg in 97, goes up 2 wt classes (because of his brother) to win 2000 Olympics 82 kg

Good ones!

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2 hours ago, Jim L said:

Eldar Kurtanidze: won Bronze at 90 kg in Olympics in 1996, then six medals including two gold at 96/97 kg.  Finish at Europeans with a bronze at 120 kg.

Georgy Ketoev  won gold at  2007 worlds and  bronze in Beijing at 84 kg, then bronze in 2017(!) at 97 kg

Very good examples

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On 5/22/2020 at 9:16 AM, fadzaev2 said:

Here's another one  Alexander Medved 12 World/Olympic Medals (1 behind Bruce Baumgartner)  3 Olympic Gold, 7 World Gold, 1 World Silver and 1 World Bronze  97 and 100 kilos.

97,100 and 130 kilos

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One of my all-time favorite wrestlers:

Hamza Yerlikaya -

  • 1993 World Gold 82kg, Jr World Gold 81kg 
  • 1994 Jr World Gold 88kg (12th Sr Worlds 82kg)
  • 1995 World Gold 85kg, World Espoior Bronze 82kg
  • 1996 Olympic Gold 82kg
  • 1997 World Silver 85kg
  • 2000 Olympic Gold 85kg
  • 2005 World Gold 96kg
  • 2006 World Bronze 96kg

1992 World Cadet Gold at 76kg and a Jr World Silver at 74kg

Wrestled at numerous other Sr World Championships and was 4th (84kg) at the 2004 Olympics

Big guy weights as a teenager at the non leg-grabber style.

 

 

 

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How about this:

Here's another guy I thought of yesterday, when someone posted the famous Chris Taylor getting launched photo.....Wilfried Dietrich...I don't think he's listed here.

Olympics

1956  Silver  Greco Roman,   1960 Gold Freestyle, 1960 Silver Greco Roman (wrestled both styles more than once), 1964 Bronze Greco Roman, 1968 Bronze Freestyle  (5 Olympic Medals)

World Championships

1957 Silver Freestyle, 1961 Gold Freestyle, 1962 Bronze Freestyle, 1962 Bronze Greco Roman, 1969 Silver  Greco Roman

(10 world medals/5 Freestyle and 5 Greco Roman....twice doubles and placed in both styles......2 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze in all)

One of the most "unique" careers of all-time, inlcuding the throw on Chris Taylor in Munich.  87, 97, 100 and 130 Kgs.

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23 hours ago, PSUSMC said:

One of my all-time favorite wrestlers:

Hamza Yerlikaya -

  • 1993 World Gold 82kg, Jr World Gold 81kg 
  • 1994 Jr World Gold 88kg (12th Sr Worlds 82kg)
  • 1995 World Gold 85kg, World Espoior Bronze 82kg
  • 1996 Olympic Gold 82kg
  • 1997 World Silver 85kg
  • 2000 Olympic Gold 85kg
  • 2005 World Gold 96kg
  • 2006 World Bronze 96kg

1992 World Cadet Gold at 76kg and a Jr World Silver at 74kg

Wrestled at numerous other Sr World Championships and was 4th (84kg) at the 2004 Olympics

Big guy weights as a teenager at the non leg-grabber style.

 

 

 

He counts, but I would not count the Junior or Espoir weights.  If we use those then everyone will be on this list

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