Two Armenian wrestlers crowned European champions

Two Armenian wrestlers crowned European champions

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia won two gold medals at the European Wrestling Championships in Rome, after Greco-Roman wrestlers Gevorg Gharibyan and Artur Aleksanyan claimed the 60 and 98 kilograms titles, respectively.

In their final bouts, Gharibyan edged Turkey’s Kerem Kamal, while Aleksanyan defeated Italy’s Nikoloz Kakhelashvili on Wednesday, February 12.

Aleksanyan is now a five-time European Champion (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2020), as well as an Olympic Champion (2016) and bronze medalist (2012), and a three-time World Champion (2014, 2015, 2017).

The bronze medals of the 67kg event went to Armenia’s Karen Aslanyan and Lithuania’s Kristupas Šleiva.

Another Armenian, Karapet Chalyan had earlier won bronze too in the 77 kilograms category.

 Top stories
Gor Manvelyan has denied reports alleging that he has expressed a desire to one day play for the French national team.
Roma midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not considering FC Spartak Moscow as his next haven, according to fresh reports.
10 Armenian lifters will compete in the 2021 World Championships scheduled to be held from 7 to 17 December in Tashkent.
Karabapet Chalyan (77 kg), also representing Armenia, lost to Akzhol Makhmudov of Kyrgyzstan.
Partner news
---