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What to know for Day 2 of wrestling

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The second day of wrestling at the Rio Games features two of Greco-Roman's heavier weight classes: the 85kg and 130kg divisions.


It's a day that could potentially see some history made thanks to Cuban heavyweight Mijain Lopez. Lopez, who is competing at his fourth Olympics, is the two-time reigning gold medalist. If he wins a third straight gold medal, he would become just the second Greco-Roman wrestler to accomplish the three-peat. The only other one to do so is the legendary Aleksandr Karelin.


Standing in his way could very well be Turkey's Riza Kayaalp. Lopez defeated Kayaalp in the semifinals at the 2012 Olympics, but lost to Kayaalp in the final round of last year's world championships. The world No. 1 (Kayaalp) and No. 2 (Lopez) will be on opposite sides of the bracket and could be destined for another meeting in the gold medal round.


Schedule and live stream


Prelims: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

Live stream: Mat A | Mat B | Mat C


Preliminary rounds all the way up through the semifinals will take place during the morning session, with competition taking place on three mats.


Finals: 3: p.m. – 6 p.m. ET

Live stream: Finals


The final session will feature repechage matches, bronze medal matches and gold medal matches.


All live streams will be archived as replays shortly after the event ends.


85kg Greco-Roman


Pre-Olympic world rankings of entrants

No. 1: Zhan Beleniuk (UKR)

No. 2: Viktor Lorincz (HUN)

No. 3: Davit Chakvetadze (RUS)

No. 4: Rustam Assakalov (UZB)

No. 5: Saman Tahmasebi (AZE)

No. 6: Denis Kudla (GER)

No. 8: Roberti Kobliashvili (GEO)

No. 9: Habibollah Akhlaghi (IRI)

No. 13: Javid Hamzatau (BLR)

No. 14: Nikolay Bayryakov (BUL)

No. 16: Maksim Manukyan (ARM)

No. 19: Zakarias Berg (SWE)

No. 20: Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim Saad (EGY)

NR: Adem Boudjemline (ALG)

NR: Amer Hrustanovic (AUT)

NR: Rami Hietaniemi (FIN)

NR: Zhanarbek Kenzheev (KGZ)

NR: Ravinder Khatri (IND)

NR: Alfonso Leyva (MEX)

NR: Peng Fei (CHN)

NR: Ben Provisor (USA)


Recent Olympic/world champions in the field

2015 world champion (85kg): Zhan Beleniuk (UKR)


Team USA

Ben Provisor will be competing at his second Olympics. At the 2012 Games, he won his first match before losing in the Round of 16 at a lower 74kg weight class.


Bracket
View the full 85kg bracket


130kg Greco-Roman


Pre-Olympic world rankings of entrants


No. 1: Riza Kayaalp (TUR)

No. 2: Mijain Lopez (CUB)

No. 3: Oleksandr Chernetskyi (UKR)

No. 4: Eduard Popp (GER)

No. 5: Johan Euren (SWE)

No. 6: Sergey Semenov (RUS)

No. 9: Nurmakhan Tinaliyev (KAZ)

No. 11: Iakobi Kajaia (GEO)

No. 12: Heiki Nabi (EST)

No. 13: Meng Qiang (CHN)

No. 14: Bashir Babajanzadeh (IRI)

No. 15: Sabah Shariati (AZE)

No. 16: Murat Ramonov (KGZ)

No. 18: Muminjon Abdullaev (UZB)

No. 20: Eduard Soghomonyan (BRA)

NR: Erwin Caraballo (VEN)

NR: Abdellatif Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed (EGY)

NR: Ivan Popov (AUS)

NR: Robby Smith (USA)


Recent Olympic/world champions in the field

2012 Olympic champion (120kg): Mijain Lopez (CUB)

2013 world champion (120kg): Heiki Nabi (EST)

2014 world champion (130kg): Mijain Lopez (CUB)

2015 world champion (130kg): Riza Kayaalp (TUR)


Team USA

Although Robby Smith is unranked, he proved himself to be a medal contender when he reached the semifinals of the world championships last year. Back-to-back losses in the semifinals and the Bronze Medal Match placed him fifth overall.


Bracket
View the full 130kg bracket







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