Olympic quotas for the men’s Greco-Roman were decided today at the 2020 Pan American Olympic Qualification Tournament. The two finalists of each event qualified to the Olympics. The Pan American Olympic Qualification Tournament is currently being held in Ottawa, Canada from March 13th to March 15th 2020.
The big winners today were regional powerhouses Cuba and the United States who qualified four quotas each. Cuba qualified in the men’s Greco-Roman -60kg, -77kg, -87kg and -97kg. Along with their performance at the 2019 World Championships Cuba will send a full Greco-Roman team. The United States qualified in the men’s -60kg, -67kg, -87kg and -97kg.
The remaining quotas were won by Brazil (Eduard Soghomonyan, -130kg), Chile (Yasmani Acosta, -130kg), Colombia (Julian Horta, -67kg) and Mexico (Jose Andres Vargas, -77kg).
Overall, Cuba won three events with Luis Orta, Yosvanny Pena and Gabriel Rosillo all winning the -60kg, -77kg and -97kg respectively. The other three events were won by Horta (-67kg), the United States’ Joe Rau in the -87kg and Acosta (-130kg).
The Pan American Olympic Qualification Tournament continues tomorrow with the women’s freestyle events. Unqualified Pan American nations will have one more opportunity to qualify to the Olympics via the World Qualification Tournament to be held later this year.