SPORTS China wins 2 bronze medals in wrestling at Tokyo 2020


China wins 2 bronze medals in wrestling at Tokyo 2020


22:57, August 02, 2021

TOKYO, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China took two bronze medals in the men's Greco-Roman 60kg category and the women's freestyle 76kg category at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

China's Walihan Sailike (L) competes against Ukraine's Lenur Temirov during their men's greco-roman 60kg wrestling bronze medal match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall, in the city of Chiba near Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: CFP)

Walihan Sailike of China beat Lenur Temirov of Ukraine with a 1-1 VP01 victory in men's Greco-Roman 60kg bronze bout.

It's the first men's Greco-Roman medal for China since the 2008 Beijing Games.

Women's Freestyle 76kg medalists (L-R) Adeline Maria Gray of Team United States (silver medal), Aline Rotter Focken of Team Germany (gold medal), Yasemin Adar of Team Turkey (bronze medal) and Zhou Qian of Team China (bronze medal) pose for photographs during the Victory Ceremony on day ten of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on August 02, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo: CFP)

Zhou Qian, who won the gold in 2018 Asian Games, brought China other bronze by defeating Japan's Hiroe Minagawa 2-0.

Cuba's Mijan Lopez defeated Iakobi Kajaia of Georgia 5-0 to claim the gold medal in men's Greco-Roman 130kg category, becoming the first male wrestler to win four Olympic gold medals.

In men's Greco-Roman 60kg category, Orta Sanchez won the second wrestling gold medal for Cuba with a stunning 5-1 victory over top-seeded Kenichiro Fumita of Japan.

German Rotter Focken beat American Adeline Gray, a five-time world champion, 7-3 to win the women's freestyle 76kg final. Yasemin Adar of Turkey also won the bronze in the event.

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