2021-2022 International Rankings - Men's Freestyle

86 Hassan Yazdani

Hassan Yazdani moves into the top spot at 86kg after taking out David Taylor in the world finals, 6-2. Yazdani also impressively defeated Russia’s Artur Naifonov in the world semis, 8-2. Despite the loss to Yazdani, Taylor was dominant on his way to the world finals with two pins and a tech fall. 

After Yazdani and Taylor, Artur Naifonov proved once again to be the third best guy at 86kg by winning his third bronze medal at worlds/Olympics. The other bronze medalist at 86kg, Abubakr Abakarov moved up a few spots in the rankings after defeating former world medalists #18 Boris Makoev (SVK) and Sandro Aminashvili (GEO). The final change in the rankings at 86kg came as a result of Taimuraz Friev’s win over Osman Gocen (TUR). Gocen holds his spot in the rankings based on a past head-to-head win over Makoev. 

Questions or comments? Contact our ranker, Jon Kozak, on Twitter @KozakJon or through email at Jonathan.Kozak@flosports.tv.

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