Cuban wrestler Mijiain Lopez becomes first man to win 4 Olympic gold medals in wrestling


Cuba: Cuban Wrestler – Mijiain Lopez became the first man to win four Olympic gold medals in wrestling. Lopez beat Georgia’s Iakobi Kajaia 5-0 in the 130-kilogram Greco-Roman final.

He joined the Kaori Icho as the only wrestler to win four Olympic gold medals with this victory.

It was Cuba’s second gold medal of the evening in Greco-Roman. Luis Orta Sanchez defeated Kenichiro Fumita of Japan by 5-1 in the 60 kg final.

The Cuban wrestler is a five-time world champion and five-time Pan American Games champion. Lopez is the younger brother of Michel López Núñez, a Cuban amateur boxer.

The Cuban wrestler represented Cuba at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in Athens, Beijing and London.

Lopez also remained Cuba’s flag bearer during the opening ceremonies of 2008 and 2012. In both competitions, the Cuban wrestler won the gold medal in the Greco-Roman men’s 120 kg category.

At the Rio Games in 2016, López won a gold medal in the 130 kg category. He again won a gold bar at the Tokyo Games and then became the only fifth athlete to win four gold medals in the same individual event.

Lopez was born on August 20 in the year 1982. In total, the Cuban wrestler has so far won thirty-two gold medals while securing four silver medals and one bronze medal.

The citizens of Cuba are cheerful and immensely happy as Lopez brings one more gold to the nation.

Kajaia is a European bronze medalist born September 28, 1993.

Iakobi Kajaia is a Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler. He competed in the men’s 130kg Greco-Roman event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Sergey Semenov.


Robert J. King