Havana, Apr 21 – Cuban former fighter of the Greco-Roman style Héctor Milián will enter the Hall of Fame of the World Wrestling Union next August 12 in Rio de Janeiro, as confirmed today the Cuban National Federation.
Milián, Olympic Champion of the 100 kilograms in the Olympic Games of Barcelona-1992, will be the second Latin American fighter in deserving such a recognition, after his countryman Filiberto Azcuy, who received it in the World Cup of Guangzhou (China) in 2006.
Nicknamed “The King” for their suppley technique (a turn with grabs to the trunk) practically indefendible, the Cuban wrestler also conquered the junior and senior world titles in Schifferstad-1986 and Varna-1991, respectively, and achieved the silver medals in Tampere-1994, Prague-1995 and Athens-1999, and bronze in Warsaw-1997.
Born May 14, 1968 in the Cuban western town of Taco Taco, Pianr del Rio, Cuba, Milián, also won the scepters in the Pan-American Games of Indianápolis-1987, Havana-1991, Mar del Plata-1995 and Winnipeg-1999, and ascended 10 times to the summit in continental championships.(Prensa Latina)