18:32  ,  April 28, 2012

Armenian wrestlers not qualify for London Olympics

Armenian wrestlers have not qualified for the London Olympic Games during the tournament held in China.

Armenia’s Ruslan Basiev (120 kg) lost to South Korean Kyung-jin Nam in the semi-finals of the Freestyle Wrestling tournament, whereas Robert Kirakosyan (55 kg) lost to Korea’s representative in Greco-Roman Wrestling competitions.

Kirakosyan was also defeated by German Ceyhun Zaidov in a bout for the bronze.

Arthur Mkrtchyan (60 kg) lost to Georgian Revaz Lashkhi. Aram Julfalakyan (66 kg) was defeated by Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz in semi-finals and later Ukraine’s Armen Vardanyan for the bronze.

Tigran Sahakyan (84 kg) was defeated in semi-finals and lost to French Melanin Noumonvi for bronze.

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