19:11  +04,  August 16, 2016

Rio 2016: Migran Arutyunyan beats Azerbaijani Chunayev and ensures at least silver medal

Armenian wrestler Migran Arutyunyan has got through to the final of the Greco-Roman wrestling tournament held in the framework of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, ensuring at least a silver medal for himself.

In the semifinal, the Armenian wrestler defeated Azerbaijani Rasul Chunayev by a score of 4-1.
In the starting fight, Migran Arutyunuyan beat Egyptian Ahmed Kahk by a score of 9-0 in 1 minute and 25 seconds, proving to be stronger than South Korean Ryu Han-su in the quarter-final (2-1).
In the final, Arutyunyan will encounter with Serb Davor Štefanek.

Two-time World Champion Artur Aleksanyan (98 kg) also entered the struggle on Tuesday. In 1/8 final, he won Italian Daigoro Timoncini by a score of 5-2, and proved stronger than Romanian Alin Ciurariu in the quarter-final in 2 minutes and 11 seconds (8-0).

The Armenian wrestler will struggle for his participation in the final with the Turkish wrestler Cenk İldem.
In the Greco-Romanian wrestling tournament, Armenia was represented also by Arsen Julfalakyan (75 kg) and Maksim Manukyan (85 kg), who lost in the starting fights and left the struggle.

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