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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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