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    2020 Olympic Day One Brackets and Top Matchups

    Adeline Gray at the 2020 Olympic Trials (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    Brackets for the first day of the 2020 Olympic Games have been released. Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg and 130 kg, as well as, 76 kg in women's freestyle will be conducted on day one of the wrestling competition. Below are all three brackets and information about the first-round opponent for each American entrant.

    60 kg Men's Greco-Roman

    American Entry - Ildar Hafizov

    1st Round Opponent: Luis Orta Sanchez (Cuba) - 2019 Pan-American Games Bronze Medalist, 2019 Pan-American Champion, 2019 Cerro Pelado Champion, 2018 Pan-American Champion, 2018 Cerro Pelado Champion

    Top 1st Round Matches:

    Elmurat Tasmuradov (Uzbekistan) - 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist/3x World Medalist vs. Lenur Temirov (Ukraine) - 2018 World Bronze Medalist

    Alireza Nejati (Iran) - 2019 World Bronze Medalist vs. Armen Melikyan (Armenia) - 2019 U23 World Champion

    Victor Ciobanu (Moldova) - 2018 World Silver Medalist vs. Kerem Kamal (Turkey) - 3x Junior World Champion

    Zholaman Sharshenbekov (Kyrgyzstan) - 2018 World Silver Medalist vs. Meirambek Ainagulov (Kazakhstan) - 2x World Medalist

    130 kg Men's Greco-Roman

    American Entry - None

    Top 1st Round Matches:

    Amin Mirzazadeh (Iran) - 2018 Junior World Champion vs. Min-Seok Kim (South Korea) 2018 World Bronze Medalist

    Iakob Kajaia (Georgia) - 2019 World Bronze Medalist vs. Elias Kousmanen (Finland) - 2017 U23 World Silver Medalist

    76 kg Women's Freestyle

    American Entry - Adeline Gray

    1st Round Opponent: Zaineb Sghaier (Tunisia) - 5x African Champion, 2018 Youth Olympic Games 7th

    Top 1st Round Matches:

    Aline de Silva Ferreira (Brazil) - 2014 World Silver Medalist vs. Yasemin Adar (Turkey) - 2017 World Champion

    Hiroe Minigawa (Japan) - 3x World Medalist vs. Burmaa Ochirtbat (Mongolia) - 3x World Medalist

    Erica Wiebe (Canada) - 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist vs. Epp Mae (Estonia) - 2x World Medalist

    Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus) - 4x World Medalist vs. Aline Rotter Focken (Germany) - 2014 World Champion/4x World Medalist

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