09:11  AMT,  March 30, 2018

Champion’s Day: Migran Arutyunyan

The next guest of the Champion’s Day report series by NEWS.am Sport is Migran Arutyunyan: Armenia Greco-Roman wrestling national team member, 2009 World Youth Championship silver medalist, 2011 champion of Russia, 2013 champion of Armenia, 2015 European Games’ silver medalist, and 2016 Summer Olympics’ silver medalist.

The 29-year-old wrestler has twice been included among the top ten athletes of Armenia. 

He is an International Master of Sports of Russia, and honorary citizen of Yerevan—the capital city of Armenia.

Even though Arutyunyan lives in Moscow, he was in Yerevan—together with his wife Maktina Arutyunyan—during the shooting of this report.

He is absent from the wrestling mat ever since the 2016 Summer Olympics.

At Rio 2016, Migran Arutyunyan competed with a shoulder injury, and he lost in the final due to a disgraceful biased refereeing.

Subsequently, the Armenian wrestler underwent several surgeries.

At present, Arutyunyan is preparing for his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut, which is slated for May 19, in Yerevan.

He does not put his respective trainings on hold even during his brief stay in Armenia and, and during the shooting of this report, he was conducting an outdoor training.

Migran Arutyunyan has a very hectic daily routine.

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