Wrestling New superstar Lopez Nunez reaches final in record bid.


Cuban Mijain Lopez Nunez got off to a great start in his quest to become the first four Greco-Roman Olympic champions on Sunday when he won all three Tokyo Games without conceding a goal, advancing to the finals.

Lopez Nunez, who has won the heavyweight title in the last three Olympics, eliminated Alin Alexuc Ciurariu of Romania 9-0 and Amin Mirzazadeh of Iran 8-0 to advance to the semi-finals at the Makuhari Messe Hall.

In the semi-finals, they won 2-0 against Riza Kayaalp of Turkey, a silver medalist in Rio 2016 and a bronze medalist in London 2012. The two kissed each other on the forehead and hugged each other. After the game.

Japanese freelancer Kaori Iyo, the first woman in any sport to win personal gold medals in four consecutive Olympic Games, is the only female athlete to win four Olympic titles.

United World Wrestling (UWW) president Nenad Lalovic said 38-year-old Lopez Nunez was set to become a “new wrestling star”.

“If he wins the gold medal this week he will be the first person to do so,” Laloviv said Sunday.

“We already have a woman who has done it, so in the end the man will match the woman,” he added with a laugh.

“He’s not a young fighter at all. But he’s in good shape. You can’t often see him winning in the heaviest class at that age. He’s very good.”

Nunoz Lopez will face Georgian I wants Kajaia for the gold medal, who defeated his Chilean rival Yasmani Acosta Fernandez.

In the lightweight division of the Greek-Roman conflict, Luis Alberto Orta Sanchez of Cuba will face Kenichiro Fumita of Japan for a gold medal.

The two finals will be held on Monday.

American Adeline Maria Gray, who defeated her Kyrgyz rival Aiperi Medet in the semi-finals, will face Aline Rotter Focken of Germany on Monday for a gold medal in the category of pregnant women.

The biggest surprise of the opening day came when reigning Canadian Olympic heavyweight champion Erica Wiebe lost her 5-4 opening game against Estonia Epp Maee.

“Wiebe is putting a lot of pressure on him. The only way to beat him was to remove the pressure from him, push him to the sides and get opportunities to attack,” Maee told Reuters on Sunday.

“I wasn’t worried about his medal in Rio because every tournament is a new tournament. A new game, a new day, we’re all here to win and I’m happy to win today.”

Eighteen gold medals are awarded to nearly 300 wrestling winners competing in the Makuhari Messe Hall.

Wrestling in the Games will include two disciplines, frames and wrestling Greeks and Romans. Men will compete in both disciplines while women will only participate in frame events.


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