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Mijaín López
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López (left) at the 2009 World Championships
Personal information
Full name Mijaín López Núñez
Nickname(s) The Kid, The Terrible'
Nationality Cuban
Born 20 August 1982 (1982-08-20) (age 39)
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 131.5 kg (290 lb)
Country Cuba
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Cerro Pelado
Coached by Pedro Val

Mijaín López Núñez (born 20 August 1982) is a Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a four-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time World Champion, and five-time Pan American Games champion and is widely considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He is the younger brother of Michel López Núñez, a Cuban amateur boxer.


López has represented Cuba at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in Athens, Beijing, and London, and was his country's flag bearer during the opening ceremonies in 2008 and 2012. In both competitions, he won the gold medal in the men's Greco-Roman 120 kg category. At the 2016 Rio Games, López won Gold in the 130 kg category. He again won gold at the Tokyo Games, becoming the first wrestler to win four gold medals, as well as only the fifth athlete to win four gold medals in the same individual event

International competition record

International competition record (incomplete)
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Date Event Location Venue
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