Iranian freestyler wrestler who rose to massive fame after winning the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He previously won the gold medal at the 1998 Tehran World Championships.
He made his professional freestyle wrestling debut in 1998 at the Tehran World Championships.
He earned the silver medal at the 2001 World Championships in freestyle wrestling. He has served on the City Council of Tehran.
He was originally born and raised in Tehran, Iran.
He competed against and defeated Terry Brands at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games' en route to winning the freestyle wrestling gold medal.