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Wrestling championship: Artur Aleksanyan and Arman Adikyan made it to 1/8 final

Wrestling championship: Artur Aleksanyan and Arman Adikyan made it to 1/8 final

PanARMENIAN.Net - On September 12-13 Greco-Roman wrestlers will perform in Istanbul.

Armenia’s Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan (96 kg) celebrated his second victory in the championship in Istanbul. He held a decisive victory over Czech’s David Val in the 1/16 final and made it to 1/8 final.

Arman Adikyan (66 kg) also made it to the 1/8 final. In 55 kg weight category Roman Amoyan will perform in the 1/16 final. Freestyle fighters will step on the carpet afterwards. Fighters taking the 1st 5 place will get a right to participate in 2012 London Olympics.

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