Arthur Alexanian Named World Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion
By Alexander Tagvoryan
YEREVAN, July 22–Armenia won the first gold medal at the Greco-Roman wrestling Youth World Championship in Budapest. In the 84 kg weight category, Arthur Alexanian, who was a bronze medalist last year was, became the world champion.
Alexanian defeated wrestlers from Austria, Sweden, Russia and Ukraine before reaching the final match. In the final he met with Xi Li and defeated him with a score of 5:0, 2:0.
The other fighter from Armenia, Narek Khachatryan (55kg) managed to reach the quarter-finals, but was then defeated by Salaam Abdoulie from Iran.
The fighter in the 66kg weight category, Gevorg Sahakian, lost to Rasul Chunaevu from Azerbaijan in the quarter-finals.
Vachik Yeghiazaryan (120kg) also wasn’t very successful: he left the fight from the first round, defeated by the German Eduard Popa with a score 0:1,0:2.
Earlier, Alexan Michaelyan (60kg) had won a bronze medal.