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Armenia's Artur Aleksanyan wins Olympic silver

Armenia's Artur Aleksanyan wins Olympic silver

August 3, 2021 – 15:59 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, August 3.

Aleksanyan took on Russia’s Musa Evloev in his final bout but was defeated 5:1, partially due to a hamstring injury he suffered in his previous fight.

Nicknamed the White Bear in his native Armenia, Aleksanyan is one of the most renowned and celebrated athletes in the country. He took gold in the previous Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and snatched bronze in the 2012 Games in London.

Gymnast Artur Davtyan won Armenia’s first medal at the Olympics in Tokyo on Monday, August 2. The 28-year-old athlete scored 14․733 points in the men’s vault event to snatch the bronze medal.

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