Arthur Alexanyan dedicates Olympic victory to heroes of Nagorno Karabakh war

02:17, 17 August, 2016

YEREVAN, AUGUST 17, ARMENPRESS. Team ARMENIA wrestler Arthur Alexanyan was wearing a shirt depicting Hero of Nagorno Karabakh Robert Abajyan, while receiving the gold medal at Rio Olympics.

When approaching the photographers after receiving the gold medal, Alexanyan displayed the shirt and made a gesture touching his chest, displaying that he dedicates his victory to the fallen heroes of Nagorno Karabakh.

Team ARMENIA has won the first gold medal in Rio 2016.

Armenia’s Greco Roman wrestler Arthur Alexanyan defeated Cuba’s Yasmany Lugo at the  Greco-Roman 98 kg final.

The last time Armenia won gold at Olympic Games was 20 years ago, when Armen Nazaryan became Olympic champion in wrestling in Atlanta, 1996.

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