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July 17 2018 | 12:01pm AET

Aleksanyan, Manukyan wins gold medals at European Wrestling Championships

Source: Asbarez | Thursday, 03 May 2018
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Artur Aleksanyan (left) and Maksim Manukyan won gold medals at the European Wrestling Championship

Artur Aleksanyan (left) and Maksim Manukyan won gold medals at the European Wrestling Championship

KASPIYSK, Russia—Armenia’s Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan clinched a gold medal in the men’s 97-kilogram category competition at the European Wrestling Championships by defeating Serbia’s Mikheil Kajaia 7 to 0 in the final.

Artur Aleksanyan won the world champion’s title in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He was crowned European champion in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Artur won an Olympic gold during the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Before that he had won the Olympic bronze in London in 2012.

Another Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler Maksim Manukyan earlier defeated Viktor Sasunovski of Belarus to win gold in the 82-kilogram category.





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