Rome Ranking Series 2021: Top 5 world wrestlers to watch out for in Rome Ranking Series: With the Rome Ranking Series just around the corner, slated to take place on March 4, every contingent will step out their best athletes in the business, keeping in check the Tokoyo Olympics to take place later in the year.
India has a strong core of wrestlers, both in the men’s and women’s category, who will be up against the other best from different countries. Check out the list of the Top 5 world wrestlers who will behold your eyes in the tournament:-
1) Jordan BURROUGHS (74 kgs category)
Jordan BURROUGHS is surely the Michael Jordan of Wrestling. Hailing from America, he is a freestyle and a folkstyle wrestler. In his entire career span, he has brought many laurels and pride to his nation.
In freestyle, he is an Olympic Gold medalist, four-time World Champion, three-time Pan American Games Gold medalist. four-time Pan American champion and four-time US Open National Champion. In folkstyle, Burroughs was a two-time NCAA Division I champion and was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy in 2012.
2) Taha Akgul (125 kgs category)
Taha Akgul is a Turkish freestyle wrestler who competes in the 125 kgs category. He comes from a family of wrestling as previously it was his father and brother who competed on the international stage. Following their legacy, he too had some wonderful fights
He has an Olympic gold medal to his name in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and will be looking to repeat the history at the 2021 Tokoyo Olympics.
3) Frank CHAMIZO MARQUEZ (74 kgs category)
Italian in nationality, he is a freestyle wrestler who kicked off his wrestling career in Cuba back in the year of 2010
He then went on to debut for Italy in 2015 and became the first Italian to win a world or an Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medal since 1980. Overall, Chamizo won four world-level medals for Italy and two world-level championships.
4) Viktor LORINCZ (84 kgs category)
He is a Greco-Roman wrestler from Hungary. Ever since his presence at the international arena, he has been crowned 7 times with medals, the first one being at the Budapest World Championship in 2013.
He is a former European champion, current world and European number two, and a European Games medal holder.
5) Odunayo ADEKUOROYE (55 kgs category)
The Nigerian woman, who is a freestyle wrestler is one of the top prominent stars in women’s wrestling. Just at the age of 17 when she was contesting her first-ever fight, she won the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 that took place in 2010.
She competed in the women’s freestyle 53 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Gameswhere she won a gold medal and at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships where she won a bronze medal. She won the silver medal at the women’s freestyle 55 kilograms 2017 World Wrestling Championships and is surely the one to watch out for in the future.