RT Banner 2021V4.gif

China Daily

News> Sports> Content
Published: 11:08, August 03, 2021
China wins 2 bronze medals in wrestling at Tokyo 2020
By Xinhua
Published:11:08, August 03, 2021 By Xinhua

China's Walihan Sailike (red) wrestles Ukraine's Lenur Temirov in their men's greco-roman 60kg wrestling bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on Aug 2, 2021. (JACK GUEZ / AFP)

TOKYO - China took two bronze medals in the men's Greco-Roman 60kg and the women's freestyle 76kg categories at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

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

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

"I can't be here without the support of my team and my country. This medal is a gift to my country," said Walihan.

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

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

"It's my last Olympic Games. Bronze is good but I think I can do better and get a better ending," Zhou said.

ALSO READ: Chinese wrestling coach banned for 4 years for violent behavior

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.

"I feel happy, proud to be the best in the world and make history. I've had a long career, working hard to make these goals and break this record," Lopez said.

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.

"I dreamed about it for many years. It's unreal right now. I think I need a few years to recognize this," said Focken, who won Germany's first Olympic champion in wrestling since Barcelona 1992.


Share this story

CHINA DAILY
HONG KONG NEWS
OPEN
Please click in the upper right corner to open it in your browser !