Wuileixis Rivas

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Wuileixis Rivas
Wuileixis Rivas Rio2016.jpg
Rivas at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameWuileixis de Jesus Rivas
Nationality Venezuela
Born (1980-08-27) 27 August 1980 (age 38)
Caracas, Venezuela[1]
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[2]
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Coached byHector Chirinos[3]

Wuileixis de Jesus Rivas Espinoza (born August 27, 1990 in Caracas, Capital District) is a Greco-Roman wrestler from Venezuela who competes in the welterweight category (under 66 kg).[1][3] At the 2012 Olympics he received a bye for the preliminary round of sixteen match, before losing out to French wrestler and defending Olympic champion Steeve Guénot, who was able to score one point each in two straight periods, leaving Rivas without a single point.[4] At the 2016 Rio Games he was also eliminated in the first bout.[2]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Wuileixis Rivas". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Wuileixis De Jesus Rivas Espinoza". Rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26.
  3. ^ a b c "Wuileixis de Jesus Rivas Espinoza". London 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-04-30. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's 66kg Greco-Roman Round of 16 Finals". London 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013.

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