López surpassed Russian Alexandr Karelin
López has been excellent and no one was in a position to rating some extent this event. The Cuban defeated Israel’s Amin Mirzazadeh 9-0, Romania’s Alin Alexuc 8-0 and Turkey’s Riza Kayaalp 2-0 to e book his spot within the ultimate.
The Cuban wrestler gave his nation the second medal this summer season and each have been obtained in Greco-Roman wrestling (Olympic wrestling defined right here). López gained the gold medal within the final 4 Olympic Video games and he has now surpassed the good Russian wrestler Alexandr Karelin.
Karelin was seen as the best wrestler of all time, from 1988 to 1999 successful 9 straight World Championships and three straight gold medals on the Olympics. He was nicknamed ‘The Experiment’ and nobody thought his file could be damaged, till as we speak.
López has extra gold medals (4) than Karelin, however he has solely gained 5 world titles. He was all the time seen as second to ‘The Experiment’ however after his prolific efficiency in Tokyo, López is now thought-about to be the very best Greco-Roman wrestler of all-time.