Death of Abolfazl Anvari, Iranian Flag Bearer in Olympics

By United World Wrestling Press

Iranian flag bearer at 1968 Olympics, Abolfazl ANVARI has passed away at age 79. Anvari was the first Iranian world medal winner at heavy weight and won  bronze medals at the 1966 world championships at +97kg, and the 1969 world championships at +100kg.

Anvari placed sixth at 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and also won bronze medal in 1970 Asian Games.

United World Wrestling offers its sympathy to the Iranian wrestling community and to Anvari’s family and friends.