NEWS.am Sport correspondent talked to the two-time Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion and six-time European Champion of Greco-Roman wrestling Armen Nazaryan, who is currently the chef coach of the Bulgarian team.
Back on 8 September 2015, Nazaryan noted that Armenian wrestler Artur Aleksanyan will become an Olympic champion.
''As I noted, Artur Aleksanyan became an Olympic Champion. I congratulate all Armenians on this gold medal. Armenia also won silver medals in Rio. I am very happy for this. Armenia won gold medal in Olympics after a 20-year break,'' Nazaryan said.
Artur Aleksanyan (98 kg) won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in the framework of the Olympics held in Rio, thus becoming the 14th Olympic Champion in the history of Armenia. Prior to this, independent Armenia had only one Olympic Champion, Armen Nazaryan, who won a gold medal during 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.