Riza
KAYAALP

TUR

Age

33 y/o | Seniors

Style

Greco-Roman

وزن

130 kg

UWW Rank

2

Season 2022

5 W / 1 L

About Riza

A Turkish legend, Riza KAYAALP (TUR) is on his way to his fourth Olympic Games. He first began in 2008 Beijing where he failed to win a medal. But in London 2012, he won a bronze medal. Four years later in 2016, he won a silver medal. He was the flag bearer for Turkey at the Rio Games. Kayaalp is the most decorated Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler in history thanks to his four world and 10 European titles (one at Euro Games). His first World title came in 2011 when he beat Mijain LOPEZ (CUB) in the final. The two later met in the 2012 Olympic semifinal which Lopez won. In 2013 and 2014, Kayaalp won silver medals at the Worlds. He lost to Lopez in the 2014 World finals. But in 2015, he once again defeated Lopez in the world finals. But he could not repeat the feat in the Rio Olympic final which Lopez won. Since winning his first Olympic gold in Beijing, Lopez has suffered only two losses, both coming against Kayaalp. The Turk defended his world title in 2017 but suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to former world champion and rival Heiki NABI (EST) in 2018, missing out on a medal for the first time at world, dating back to 2009. He returned to claim the title in 2019 in Nursultan and qualified for the Olympics. In the final, he defeated Oscar PINO (CUB) to claim his fourth title which made him the first Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler to do so. He surpassed Hamza YERLIKAYA and Selcuk CEBI as both had three titles each. He will be seeded as the number one for the Tokyo Games.

  • 1st

    2022 Senior European Championships

    کشور

    مجارستان

    تاریخ

    ژوئن 2022

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 2022 Ranking Series Yasar DOGU, Vehbi EMRE & Hamit KAPLAN

    کشور

    ترکیه

    تاریخ

    فوریه 2022

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 3rd

    2021 Olympic Games

    کشور

    ژاپن

    تاریخ

    ژوئیه 2021

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2021 Senior European Championships

    کشور

    لهستان

    تاریخ

    آوریل 2021

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2021 Matteo Pellicone

    کشور

    ایتالیا

    تاریخ

    مارس 2021

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 7th

    2020 European Championships

    کشور

    ایتالیا

    تاریخ

    فوریه 2020

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2019 Senior World Championships

    کشور

    قزاقستان

    تاریخ

    سپتامبر 2019

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2019 Senior European Championships 2019

    کشور

    رومانی

    تاریخ

    آوریل 2019

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 15th

    2018 Senior World Championships

    کشور

    مجارستان

    تاریخ

    اکتبر 2018

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2018 Vehbi Emre & Hamit Kaplan

    کشور

    ترکیه

    تاریخ

    ژوئیه 2018

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2018 Senior European Championships 2018

    کشور

    روسیه

    تاریخ

    آوریل 2018

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2017 World Championships

    کشور

    فرانسه

    تاریخ

    اوت 2017

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2017 Senior European Championships

    کشور

    صربستان

    تاریخ

    می 2017

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 2nd

    2016 Olympic Games

    کشور

    برزیل

    تاریخ

    اوت 2016

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2016 European Championships

    کشور

    لتونی

    تاریخ

    مارس 2016

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 1st

    2015 World Championships

    کشور

    ایالات متحده آمریکا

    تاریخ

    سپتامبر 2015

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg

  • 2nd

    2014 World Championship

    کشور

    ازبکستان

    تاریخ

    سپتامبر 2014

    Style

    Greco-Roman

    Age Group

    Seniors

    Weight Class

    130 kg