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Armenian Olympic gold medalist Artur Aleksanyan becomes world champion

Armenian Olympic gold medalist Artur Aleksanyan becomes world champion

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian wrestler Artur Aleksanyan (98 kg weight class) beat Russia’s Musa Evloev 3-1 at the Paris-hosted World Championships on Monday, August 21 to snatch the gold in the men’s Greco-Roman event.

Aleksanyan is an Olympic Champion (2016) and bronze medalist (2012), a three-time World Champion (2014, 2015, 2017), and a three-time European Champion (2012, 2013, 2014).

Aleksanyan is the second Olympic gold medalist of Armenia since regaining independence in 1991 and is the most decorated Olympian of independent Armenia as well. He has been nicknamed the "White Bear" and is one of the most renowned Armenian athletes of the 21st century.

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Meanwhile, Samuel Sevian who represents the United States lost to Li Chao of China and was forced to leave the tournament.
The other two players representing Armenia - Hrant Melkumyan and Robert Hovhannisyan - reached a draw each.
"I think people underestimate him because he doesn't have the name like the other ones in the world," Ibrahimovic said of Mkhitaryan.
The 29-year-old Greco-Roman wrestler showed a stunning performance to win Armenia's second gold of the tournament.
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