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UWW LIVE: Zhan Beleniuk: Two-Time World Champion

By United World Wrestling Press

Zhan BELENIUK (UKR) is one of the world's most decorated Greco-Roman wrestlers. 

In 2019, Beleniuk captured his second world title with a victory over Viktor LORINCZ (HUN) in the gold-medal match at 87kg. It was his fourth world medal to go along with an Olympic silver medal he claimed at the 2016 Rio Games. 

Beleniuk joined Eric Olanowski to talk about his road to a winning pair of world titles, his aspirations of improving his Rio Olympic silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games and his role over the last year as a member of the Ukrainian Parliament.

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UWW LIVE: RISAKO KAWAI (JPN), Olympic Gold Medalist & Three-Time World Champ

By Eric Olanowski

Kawai heads into the Toyko Olympics as arguably the top women's wrestler in the world. She joined Eric Olanowski to talk about winning gold at the Rio Olympic Games, followed by three consecutive world titles.

Kawai also opened up about her pair of victories over four-time Olympic champion Kaori ICHO 🐐 to make Japan's '19 world team and a potential matchup with fellow Olympic champion, Helen MAROULI (USA).