Steven Lopez

Lopez, right, rolled through the competition in Athens.

Moving up in weight class proved to be no problem for Steven Lopez. Lopez, who took gold in 2000 at 150 pounds, won the under-176-pound final. On Friday, Nia Abdallah parlayed her little international experience into silver.
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