September 23, 2021

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Myan Lopez wins two Olympic gold medals for Cuba in Greco-Roman wrestling

Mizine Lopez

Cuban Mijan Lopez further expanded his legend by winning his fourth Olympic gold medal.

Lopez defeated Georgia Igobi Kazaya 5-0 in the 130 kg Greco-Roman wrestling final, defeating Alexander Karel of Russia, who had won three consecutive Olympic gold medals between 1988 and 1996.

Also, Lopez’s win, 38, was full of achievements.

He won Olympic titles in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. From Beijing he did not lose at the Olympics and in Tokyo he did not give a single point in the whole tournament.

In this way, it equals the milestone of the Japanese militant Kaori Iko He won four consecutive golds in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

A few minutes ago, Luis Orta of Havana defeated Kenichiro Fumida of Japan 5-1 in the 60 kg category to win the gold medal. This is the first gold medal in these games.

Louis Arta.

Luis Arta won Cuba’s first medal in Japan.

This Monday is a useful day for the Island medals that started with the silver and bronze medals of Juan Miguel Echevaria and Michael Massey in the men’s long jump. It was followed by silver by Loris Bubo, a 25-meter shooter.

Cuba currently has seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

In athletics, Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won gold and Cuba’s medals for a silver and bronze medal for women in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic contributed to a successful day.

The most anticipated gold

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As Maguhari enters Messi Hall in Tokyo, there is no doubt who the protagonist will be this Monday.

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Cuba, Cuba, Cuba …! “Luckily the Cubans came and they burned everything … what a thrill!” A worker of the competition told me.

As Mizan Lopez expanded his legend, the Cubans excitedly surprised Louis Arta with his gold, raised his medal after some exciting games and apologized, presenting the press with a laugh “for taking the first gold”. The country was on its way to Mijan.

The historian of Greco-Roman wrestling did not care what his comrade came up with: he came to make history and his great experience and preparation allowed him to stand in the middle of the fight to motivate him, devoted entirely to his departure.

They asked Mija for a message for the Cuban people, and thanked everyone for the strength he had sent, thanking the “commander-in-chief” of the late leader Fidel Castro, and he came directly. To say that he brought the game to Cuba, he repeated it on different occasions in his first words.

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