Tokyo Olympics Wrestling Day 1 Results: Mijain Lopez beats Kayaalp, eyes fourth Olympics crown, Adeline Gray set for gold quest
Mijain Lopez kept his record bid for a fourth Olympics title alive as he saw the back of Turkey’s Riza Kayaalp in the semi-final. Lopez, who has won the super heavyweight title at the last three Olympics, brushed aside Romania’s Alin Alexuc Ciurariu 9-0 and Iran’s Amin Mirzazadeh 8-0 to reach the semi-finals and will be aiming to become the first four-time Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Lopez will take on Georgia’s Iakobi Kajaia for the gold medal, who beat his Chilean rival Yasmani Acosta Fernandez. In the men’s lightest weight category of Greco-Roman wrestling, Cuba’s Luis Alberto Orta Sanchez will compete against Japan’s Kenichiro Fumita for the gold medal.
Meanwhile, United States’ Adeline Maria Gray set up her gold medal with Germany’s Aline Rotter Focken in the women’s heavyweight section. Gray defeated rival Aiperi Medet 3-2, while Focken registered a 3-1 win over home favourite Hiroe Minagawa.
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