Lopez retains Olympic superheavyweight title

Cuban wrestler Mijain Lopez retained his Olympic title in the heaviest Greco-Roman weight class on Monday when he overpowered Estonian outsider Heiki Nabi in the gold medal final.


Lopez, a four-time world champion, had been the clear favourite to retain the 120kg gold he won in Beijing four years ago.

Cuban supporters cheered wildly as Lopez did a lap of honour of the packed arena with his country's flag draped over his shoulders.

He beat Turkey's Riza Kayaalp in the semi-finals, settling a score with the young wrestler who defeated him in the world championships last year.

Lopez carried his country's flag at the opening ceremony of the London Games.

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