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Two Armenian Olympians to fight for gold on Aug. 3

Two Armenian Olympians to fight for gold on Aug. 3

August 3, 2021 – 11:29 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan and weightlifter Simon Martirosyan (109kg) will be fighting for a gold medal each at the Olympics on Tuesday, August 3.

Aleksanyan, who won his first Olympic gold in Rio, defeated Arvi Martin Savolainen of Finland in the semi-finals of the 4:1 on Monday to advance to the final of the Olympic Games on Tokyo. In his final bout, Aleksanyan will take on Musa Evloev of Russia.

Martirosyan, a World and European champion and an Olympic silver medalist, will start his Tokyo journey on Tuesday, in the men’s 109 kg weightlifting competitions.

Also Tuesday, wrestler Karapet Chalyan (77 kg) will take on Rafig Huseynov of Azerbaijan for the Olympic bronze.

Boxer Hovhannes Bachkov, meanwhile, reached the semifinals in the Olympic boxing lightweight division and is now guaranteed no worse than a bronze medal. Bachkov will fight in the semifinals against Keyshawn Davis of the United States on August 6.

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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