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Cuba’s Lopez Nunez wins 3rd straight Greco-Roman gold medal

Wrestling - Olympics: Day 10

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Mijain Lopez Nunez of Cuba celebrates victory over Riza Kayaalp of Turkey in the Men’s Greco-Roman 130 kg Gold Medal bout on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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Already well on his way to being ranked among the greatest wrestlers in history, Cuba’s Mijain Lopez Nuñez added another accomplishment to his résumé Monday.

Lopez Nuñez took gold in the 130 kg (super heavyweight) weight class of Greco-Roman wrestling, his third consecutive Olympic gold medal, with a 6-0 victory over Turkey’s Riza Kayaalp in the gold medal match. None of Lopez Nuñez’s opponents in the tournament managed to score a point against him, with Lopez Nuñez winning his first three matches by identical scores of 3-0. In addition to his three Olympic gold medals, Lopez Nuñez is also a five-time world champion.

WATCH: Mijian Lopez takes gold, celebrates by dancing

Kayaalp, who won his first Olympic medal, won last year’s World Championships and also has five European championships to his credit.

Winning the bronze medal matches were Sergey Semenov of Russia and Sabah Shariati of Azerbaijan. American Robert Smith finished the competition ranked 12th, with his tournament coming to an end with a Round of 16 loss to eventual bronze medalists Shariati.