Mijaín López

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Núñez.
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 (1982-08-20) 20 August 1982 (age 32)
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 120 kg (260 lb)
Country Cuba
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman 120 kg
Club Cerro Pelado
Coached by Pedro Val
Updated on 21 August 2012.

Mijaín López Núñez (born 20 August 1982 in Pinar del Río) is a Cuban wrestler. He is a 5x world champion and 2x Olympic gold medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling.

López has represented Cuba at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in Beijing and London, and was his country's flagbearer during the opening ceremonies. In both competitions he won the gold medal in the men's Greco-Roman 120 kg category.[1] On 18 October 2010 Mijaín López was rumoured to have defected and be training in Miami for MMA, however, Eric Castanos, the coach he was rumoured to be training with contradicted these rumours, stating that Mijaín López is still in Cuba and has never mentioned anything to him about defecting.[2]


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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Iván Pedroso
Flagbearer for  Cuba
Beijing 2008
London 2012
Succeeded by