On August 1 and 2, 2021, the Makuhari Messe Hall hosted the men’s Greco-Roman 130kg Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
There were 16 competitors competing, and Cuba’s Mijain Lopez Nunez emerged victorious. Georgia’s Iakobi Kajaia came in second, and Turkey’s Riza Kayaalp and the Czech Republic’s Sergei Semenov tied for third.
Greco-Roman 130kg Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Tokyo, Japan hosted the Makuhari Messe in Mihama-ku on August 1-2, 2021 for the men’s Greco-Roman 130-kilogram tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
At the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Cuba’s Mijain LOPEZ NUNEZ hopes to make his mark. The unseeded Cuban wrestling legend might make history by becoming only the second wrestler in Olympic history and the first in Greco-Roman to win four gold medals.
(At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Japan’s Kaori ICHO made history by becoming the first four-time Olympic champion wrestler of any style.)
Lopez Won Five World Crowns
Lopez, now 38 years old, has won five world crowns and three world silver medals, and he is undefeated at the Olympic Games since 2008. Riza Kayaalp (TUR), the top seed at 130 kilogrammes heading into the Tokyo Olympics, had lost twice to him in world championship competition.
Kayaalp, who is now 31 years old, has amassed a resume in international wrestling that places him among the finest Greco-Roman heavyweights in history. He has won the world championship four times and has medaled in the Olympics three times.
His sole remaining unfulfilled goal is to win an Olympic gold medal. His only Olympic defeat came at Lopez’s hands. In the semi-finals of the Olympic Games held in London in 2012, Lopez prevailed against Kayaalp.
In the gold medal match four years later at the Rio Olympics, Lopez prevailed with a score of 6-0. In 2011 and 2015, he faced Lopez in the finals of the world championship and won both times.
Kayaalp won the European Championships for the tenth time at the senior level in Warsaw, Poland in April. Thanks for reading our article Greco-Roman 130kg Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
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