Alireza Soleimani

 

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: Iranian super heavyweight freestyle wrestler who was the first and the only Iranian to win the gold medal in the Superheavy Weight of Freestyle Wrestling, which he won at the 1989 World Wrestling Championships in the Swiss city of Martigny against decorated U.S. super-heavyweight freestyle wrestling legend Bruce Baumgartner, and who was also the flag-bearer of the Iranian Olympic delegation at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: February 2, 1956

 

Died: May 21, 2014

 

Location: Tehran, Iran