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Brutal Draw For Mensah-Stock, Hancock In Solid Position On Day 2

Brutal Draw For Mensah-Stock, Hancock In Solid Position On Day 2

G'Angelo Hancock and Tamyra Mensah-Stock have their Olympic draws. Here's a breakdown of day 2 Olympic brackets in Tokyo.

Aug 1, 2021 by David Bray

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After the first session in Tokyo, Adeline Gray is set to compete in the semis, and Ildar Hafisov could get pulled back in. Meanwhile, Tamyra Mensah-Stock and G'Angelo Hancock will look to keep the ball rolling, and they now have their brackets.

World Champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock sits atop the 68kg bracket, but that doesn't mean she has an easy path. She drew World and Olympic champ Sara Dosho in the first round. Many have predicted Mensah-Stock to take home gold in Tokyo, and now we know that she'll have to go through the defending champ to do it.

Assuming Mensah-Stock wins in round one, she'll see either Feng Zhou of China or Yudaris Sanchez-Rodriguez of Cuba in the quarterfinals. Zhou has two world medals in her trophy case, and Sanchez Rodriguez is a U23 World champ.

Mensah-Stock's potential semifinal opponents include World champ Alla Cherkosova of Ukraine, World bronze medalist Anna Schell of Germany, and three-time Olympian Agnieszka Wieszczek of Poland.

A trip to the finals would be hard-earned for Mensah-Stock, but she'll be favored to do it. If she does, she could see France's two-time World medalist Koumba Larroque or Nigeria's second-seeded Blessing Oborududo.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock's 68kg bracket

In Greco-Roman action, G'Angelo Hancock ended up in the second quarter. His first-round opponent will be two-time World bronze medalist Mikheil Kajaia of Serbia with a potential quarterfinal matchup against either World 5th place finisher Tadeusz Michalik of Poland or three-time Olympian Haikel Achouri of Tunisia.

In a tough bracket, Hancock is sitting in a pretty decent position. Kalaia is no joke in round one, but a win there puts him in a great spot to make it to the semifinals. Making it that far would likely earn him a match against top-seeded Musa Evloev of Russia. The two-time World champ is the favorite to make the finals on the top side, and defending Olympic champ Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia is the favorite to make it out of the bottom side.

G'Angelo Hancock will have his work cut out for him in this bracket, but he's sitting in a position to make some noise.

Hancock's 97kg Greco-Roman bracket

While the United States doesn't have an Olympic representative at 77kg in Greco-Roman, that weight will also begin tomorrow. Check out that bracket and get ready for a fresh set of weights on day 2.

You can watch all the action on NBC's various platforms and follow along live with the FloWrestling crew during our watch party.

The 77kg Greco-Roman bracket