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Artur Aleksanyan becomes two-time World Champion

Artur Aleksanyan becomes two-time World Champion

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 8, ARMENPRESS. Greko-Roman wrestling World Champion Artur Aleksanyan defended his title of a World Champion.

In the final Artur competed with Iran representative Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei. Aleksanyan was undefeatable and won 3-0. Aleksanyan has been the best in the world for already 2 years.

”Armenpress” reports that another Armenian wrestler 66 kg Mihran Harutyunyan unfortunately lost in his efforts to win bronze medal.

World Wrestling Championships are held in Las Vegas, USA.

Artur Aleksanyan and Mihran Harutyunyan are already ranked eligible to participate in the Rio Olympic Games.

Artur Aleksanyan was born 21 October 1991. Artur is an Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a world champion, three-time European Champion and an Olympic bronze medalist.

Aleksanyan had a successful junior career, becoming a World Champion in 2010.

Now competing as a senior, Artur won a gold medal at the 2012 European Wrestling Championships in Belgrade.

Aleksanyan came in first place at the 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament and won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

He won another gold medal at the 2013 European Wrestling Championships in Tbilisi, making him a two-time European Champion. Upon returning home, the Mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan received Aleksanyan and congratulated the athlete on his recent victory in the European Championships. Balasanyan thanked Aleksanyan for restating the sporting legacy of Gyumri with his performance and awarded him directly.


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