If the odds hold, one of wrestling’s greatest rivalries will be reignited in Tokyo. Two of Greco-biggest Roman’s talents.
Musa EVLOEV of Russia and Artur ALEKSANYAN of Armenia, will compete at the 97 kilogramme weight class at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Between the two of them, they have won every single global and Olympic title in this weight class since 2014.
No. 2 seed Aleksanyan will be competing for his third Olympic medal and second straight Olympic gold.
From 2014 through 2017, the outstanding Armenian wrestler swept the world and Olympic titles.
In 2018, Evloev reversed the tables by defeating Aleksanyan in the semifinals of the World Championships in Budapest, on his route to winning gold.
In 2019, Evloev successfully defended his title as world champion by defeating Aleksanyan.
Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz Won the Men’s Greco-Roman 77kg Title
Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Tamas Lorincz of Hungary won the men’s 77 kilogramme Greco-Roman category, and Musa Evloev of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) won the 97 kilogramme category.
After a close match, the 2019 world champion Lorincz prevailed 2-1 over Akzhol Makhmudov of Kyrgyzstan to bring gold back to Hungary in wrestling for the first time since 2004.
“Everything. In the past five years, I have trained extensively with my brother and learned a great deal.
That’s why we’re both competing in the Olympic gold-medal game today, “the remark Lorincz. Shohei Yabiku of Japan and Rafig Huseynov of Azerbaijan finished in a tie for third place.
With a 5-1 victory over Rio 2016 gold medalist Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia in the men’s 97 kilogramme (kg).
Greco-Roman category, Evloev won his first Olympic medal. Both Tadeusz Michalik of Poland and Mohammadhadi Saravi of Iran won bronze.
Evloev Won His First Olympic Medal in The Men’s Greco-Roman 97kg
With a 5-1 victory over Rio 2016 gold medalist Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia in the men’s 97 kilogramme (kg) Greco-Roman category, Evloev won his first Olympic medal.
Both Tadeusz Michalik of Poland and Mohammadhadi Saravi of Iran won bronze. Tamyra Mariama Stock Mensah of the United States.
Won the women’s 68 kilogramme freestyle final by a score of 4-1 over Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria.
In March, Evloev won the Matteo Pellicone Tournament, which was part of the Rankings Series. His third victory of the Series gave him a total of three gold medals.
In the competition held in Ostia, Italy, Evloev won two of his three matches by technical superiority and lost none.
Following this, a month later, Evloev won his second European title by defeating Balazs KISS (HUN) 8-0 in the gold medal match and outscoring his four opponents 28-1 overall.
Evloev, who will soon turn 28 years old, is the clear favourite to win gold at 97kg at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.