Armenia’s Artur Aleksanyan Wins Gold at European Wrestling Championship for Fifth Time
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 13, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan (97kg) has won gold at the European Championships in Italy.
Three-time world champion, Olympic champion Aleksanyan defeated Italy’s Nikoloz Kakhelashvili 7:1 and conquered his fifth European championship title in Rome.
Aleksanyan navigated the road to the finals by defeating 5-1 Rio Olympic bronze medalist Cenk Ildem from Turkey, then 2018 world runner-up Kiril Milov (BUL) by 9-0 and a semifinal 8:1 win over Matti Kuosmanen (FIN).
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan