09:14  ,  July 16, 2021

Olympic VLOG: Karen Aslanyan

By Lusine Shahbazyan 

NEWS.am Sport continues to present its Olympic VLOG program about Armenia’s athletes who have qualified for the 32nd Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo. 

He was born on July 22, 1995 in Yerevan.

Karen Aslanyan is the 2012 European junior champion, the 2013 world youth championship champion, the 2014 world youth championship silver medalist, the 2015 sixth all-army summer games silver medalist, and the 2017 Greco-Roman wrestling world army championship champion.

In the seniors’ competition, he became a European bronze medalist in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and the winner of a number of international tournaments.

Aslanyan competes in club tournaments, too. In 2017, he won the Russian Cup as part of the Samurgashev Brothers sports club, and in 2017, he won a silver medal—as part of the Sina Sanat Izeh team (Iran)—at the Greco-Roman wrestling world club championship in Iran.

He qualified for the Tokyo Olympics on May 8, 2021, in the last ranking Greco-Roman wrestling tournament held in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Karen Aslanyan will compete at Tokyo 2020 on August 3.

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