09:32  ,  August 5, 2021

Tokyo-2020: Vazgen Tjanyan to start wrestling with reigning world champion (PHOTOS)

The 65 kg freestyle wrestling draw took place at the 32nd Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The last representative of Armenia in the wrestling tournament, 2020 World Individual Cup winner, 2019 European U-23 champion Vazgen Tjanyan will start from the 1/8 final, where he will compete with the representative of Russia Gajimurad Rashidov.

The 25-year-old Russian wrestler is the current world champion (2019) and two-time vice-champion (2017, 2018), two-time European champion (2016, 2018).

The winner of the fight between Tjanyan and Rashidov will compete in the quarterfinals with the winner of the pair Mogomedmurad Gaji (Poland) - Georgios Pilidis (Greece).

The 65 kg weight category will start on August 6 at 06:30 Yerevan time.

In the Tokyo 2020 freestyle wrestling tournament, the other representative of Armenia Arsen Harutyunyan (57 kg) lost 1-6 in the opening bout to the representative of Mongolia, two-time bronze medalist of the World Championships, Asian Games champion Behbayar Erdenebat.

The Armenian Olympic team, which went to the tournament with 17 participants, currently has 4 medals. Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan (97 kg) and weightlifter Simon Martirosyan (109 kg) won silver medals, and Arthur Davtyan won a bronze medal in the pole vault exercise. Boxer Hovhannes Bachkov (63 kg) reached the semifinals, securing at least a bronze medal. On August 6, Bachkov will compete for a ticket to the finals with American Cashew Dice.

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