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Name Mijain Lopez
Gender Male
Ethnic Cuban
Job Cuban Wrestler
  Greco-Roman Wrestler

2016 08 16 Retrieve

[On winning the third consecutive olympic golds, the wrestler said] I’m so proud of reaching the same level of the great Alexander Karelin, this is just a tremendous honour. I promised I was going to do it, and I did it. The dance just came naturally to me, Brazil is Brazil, and in Brazil you have to dance!

2019 08 08
Cuba’s Mijain Lopez brings down Venezuela’s Moises Perez to win gold in their men’s 130kg Greco-Roman wrestling final bout at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru

2019 08 09 Retrieve

[After receiving his latest medal and celebrated at the coliseum in the Peruvian capital draped in a Cuban flag] The most important thing that you can have is humility. I consider myself an idol because of the devotion and discipline that I give to every tournament. This medal means something huge for me. It’s my fifth Pan American medal and it represents the efforts that I’ve had throughout these years

[Mijain Lopez’s third Olympic title achieved in Rio put him in the company of wrestling great Alexander Karelin. Now he’ll be aiming for a fourth Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020 to cement his status as the best wrestler in history] I want to keep fighting for my country, my flag, my family and my teammates. That’s the motivation that is going to give me the results in the next Olympics

2020 02 04 Retrieve

[Cuban wrestler Mijain Lopez will retire later this year after attempting to secure a record-breaking fourth Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games] After Tokyo I am retiring. It’s already decided. Why? Well, because of my age, I want to rest and it’s time to give the opportunity to new generations. I want to say goodbye of course by winning my fourth Olympic gold medal. I am preparing myself for this and I am sure that I will achieve it