Hungary, ROC triumph in Greco-Roman wrestling at Tokyo Olympics – Xinhua


Hungarian Tamas Lorincz celebrates after winning the 77kg Greco-Roman wrestling final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Chiba, Japan on August 3, 2021 (Xinhua / Wang Yuguo)

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) – Hungarian Tamas Lorincz won the men’s 77kg Greco-Roman title at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday while Musa Evloev of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) won the gold medal in the 97 kg category.

Lorincz, the 2019 world champion, beat Akzhol Makhmudov of Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in the final, winning Hungary’s first Olympic gold in wrestling since 2004.

“Everything. I learned a lot in the last five years, I trained a lot even during the pandemic with my brother. That’s why we are both here in the Olympics final,” said Lorincz.

Japan’s Shohei Yabiku and Azerbaijani Rafig Huseynov shared the bronze medals.

In the 97 kg Greco-Roman men’s category, Evloev won his first Olympic medal with a convincing 5-1 victory over Armenian Artur Aleksanyan, gold medalist at Rio 2016.

Both bronze medals went to Pole Tadeusz Michalik and Iranian Mohammadhadi Saravi.

In the women’s 68 kg freestyle final, American wrestler Tamyra Mariama Stock Mensah won the gold medal by beating Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu 4-1.

“When I started wrestling, I wanted to be an emblem, a light, to young women and show them that you can be stupid, you can have fun, and you can be a tough guy and be a wrestler. one of the things that motivates me 100%, ”Mensah said.

Ukrainian Alla Cherkasova defeated Sara Dosho of Japan, who won the women’s 69 kg in Rio 2016, to win bronze while Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan claimed another bronze medal. Final element


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