Taylor to battle 2016 Olympic champion Yazdani of Iran in Olympic finals
August 04, 2021


MAKUHARI, Chiba, Japan - 2018 World champion David Taylor (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC) powered through the semifinals with his third technical fall of the day, and will compete for a gold medal at 86 kg on Thursday night at the Makuhari Messe Hall A.


Wrestling fans will anxiously await the finals battle between these two major international wrestling heroes. Taylor defeated Yazdanicharati, also a 2017 World champion, in the first round of the 2018 World Championships, before powering through the field for his first World title. Taylor missed the 2019 season with a knee injury, and Yazdanicharati came back to win the World title that year.