European championship: Armenia’s Shahinyan wins bronze

19:22   24 March, 2013

Artur Shahinyan, who represents Armenia, became bronze medalist Sunday in the European Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship, which is held in the Georgian capital city Tbilisi.  

In the bronze-medal fight, Shahinyan (84 kg) defeated Hristo Marinov of Bulgaria by a score of 4-0. 

To note, in his first match the Armenian wrestler beat Peter Bakc of Hungary by a score of 8-2; in the quarterfinals, he defeated Anti Veli Haakala of Finland by a score of 10-0; but in the semifinals, Shahinyan was beaten Vladimer Gegeshidze of Georgia by a score of 5-0.  

Armenia’s Rafik Manukyan (74 kg) and Sasun Ghambaryan (66 kg) likewise competed on the last day of the event, but they were defeated by their Turkish challengers.

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