Weightlifter Minasyan wins Armenia’s third Silver medal at Rio Games

By The Armenian Weekly | Wednesday, 17 August 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (A.W.)— Gor Minasyan won Armenia’s third silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in men’s Weightlifting (+105 kg) on Aug. 16. Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze and Irakli Turmanidze won gold and bronze respectively.

Minasyan had previously won a silver medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics

Earlier in the day, Artur Aleksanyan won Armenia’s first gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games after defeating Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera of Cuba in the Greco-Roman Wrestling 98 kg final. On the same day, Migran Arutyunyan won Armenia’s second silver medal at the Rio games after falling to Davor Štefanek of Serbia in the Greco-Roman Wrestling 66 kg final.