Armenia’s Arthur Aleksanyan won his second European champion’s title at the European Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship, held in the Georgian capital city, Tbilisi.
In the final round, Aleksanyan, the London Olympics bronze-medalist, defeated Vladislav Metodiev from Bulgaria. During the semifinals, Armenian wrestler defeated Shalva Gadabadze of Azerbaijan.
Altogether, Arthur Alexanian won the gold Medal in European Wrestling Championships after defeating the Turkish, Azeri and the Bulgarian competitors!
Furthermore, Armenian Greco-Roman wrester Vachik Yeghiazaryan (120 kg) won bronze at Tbilisi-hosted European championships. Yeghiazaryan faced off against Bulgaria’s Lyubomir Dimotrov in the struggle for bronze medal. However, the latter refused to continue the fight due to the injury he earlier received. As a result, the Armenian athlete for the first time in his career won European championships bronze.