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Kayaalp stuns Lopez to win Greco-Roman world title

Kayaalp stuns Cuban heavyweight Mijain Lopez at world championships

Kayaalp stuns Lopez to win Greco-Roman world title

Turkey's Riza Kayaalp stunned Cuban Mijain Lopez 1-0 to win the heavyweight Greco-Roman title on the second day of the wrestling world championships Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

Kayaalp denied Lopez's try for a sixth world title in the finals at 130 kilograms.

Kayaalp was joined as a world champion by countryman Selcuk Cebi. He took top honors at 80 kilograms, defeating Belarussian Viktor Sasunkouski 2-0.

Cuban Borrero Molina trounced Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov 8-0 at 59 kilos.

Top-ranked Rasul Chunayev picked up the Azerbaijanian team's spirits, beating Ukraine's Armen Vardanyan 6-4.


Updated : 2021-09-26 23:30 GMT+08:00