At a glance

27 Sep 1930 Tehran, Iran
Jahan Pahlavan
180 cm / 87 kg 5'11'' / 191 pounds
Male

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.

Gholam Reza in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal:2 Bronze medal:
  • Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    • 4
      Wrestling
      Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤97 kilograms)
  • Rome
    Rome 1960
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rome
    Rome 1960
    • 2 Silver medal
      Wrestling
      Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤87 kilograms)
  • Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    • 1 Gold medal
      Wrestling
      Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤87 kilograms)
  • Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    • 2 Silver medal
      Wrestling
      Middleweight, Freestyle (≤79 kilograms)