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Cuba wins first gold in Beijing Olympic Games
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20:06, August 14, 2008

World champion of men's super heavyweight wrestling Mijain Lopez won Cuba here Thursday evening the first gold medal in the Beijing Olympics.


Mijain Lopez (blue) of Cuba wrestles with Khasan Baroev of Russia during the men’s Greco-Roman 120kg final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games wrestling event in Beijing, China, Aug. 14, 2008. Mijain Lopez won the bout and grabbed the gold medal.

The Cuban defeated defending Olympic gold medalist Khasan Baroev of Russia in two overwhelming bouts in the men's 120kg Greco-Roman competition

Mijain Lopez of Cuba celebrates after defeating Khasan Baroev of Russia during the men's Greco-Roman 120kg final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games wrestling event in Beijing, China, Aug. 14, 2008. Mijain Lopez of Cuba won the bout and grabbed the gold medal.
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Mindaugas Mizgaitis of Lithuania and Yuri Patrikeev of Armenia won the two bronze medals.

Source:Xinhua

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