Olympic Games preview in Greco-Roman at 85 kg/187 lbs.

TomM
July 29, 2016 14:37

Olympic Games preview in Greco-Roman at 85 kg/187 lbs.

Two-time U.S. Olympian Ben Provisor at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
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Olympic Games preview in Greco-Roman at 85 kg/187 lbs.

BY RICHARD IMMEL, USA WRESTLING | JULY 26, 2016, 12:32 P.M. (ET)

Date of Competition: Monday, August 15

The 85 kg/187 lbs. Greco-Roman weight class at the 2016 Olympic Games is one of the more wide-open brackets in terms of dark horse talent pulling through for a medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ukrainian Zhan Beleniuk has emerged as the 85 kg favorite after a dynamic gold medal performance at the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. where he survived a gauntlet of championships contenders. His list wins in Las Vegas included past World medalists Viktor Loerincz of Hungary, Damian Janikowski of Poland, Saman Thamasebi of Azerbaijan and Rustam Assakalov of Uzbekistan.

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TomM
July 29, 2016 14:37