01:31  ,  August 17, 2016

Armenia’s Aleksanyan wins gold of Rio Olympics

Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan won gold medal becoming Armenia’s first gold after a 20-year break.

24-year-old Aleksanyan defeated his opponent Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera 3-0 in the finals of the 98 kilogram category.

This is Armenia’s third medal in Rio Olympics. Greco-Roman wrestler Migran Arutyunyan won silver medal. A day earlier 19-year-old weightlifter Simon Martirosyan was the second in the category of 105 kilograms.

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