Artur Aleksanyan has reached the semifinal of the World Wrestling Championship underway in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan.
In the quarterfinal the Olympic champion won 4:3 Iran’s Abdollah Saravi thus securing at list an Olympic qualification.
Aleksanyan had started the competition from the qualification round where he had defeated 5:0 Belarusian Aliaksandr Hrabovik . In the 1/16 final he had won 10:0 Finnish Matti Kuosmanen and in the ¼ final had beaten 4:2 Turk Cenk Ildem.
Today wrestlers of 67 kg and 87 kg weight classes performed too. Karen Aslanyan at 67 kg entered the competition from the 1/16 final winning there 10:1 Tajikistan’s Mubinjon Akhmedov but in the 1/8 final he conceded 3:6 to Egypt’s Ibrahim Elsayed.
Artur Shahinyan at 87 kg started from the qualification round and lost 1:4 to Cuban Daniel Gregorich.
At 72 kg Malkhas Amoyan conceded 4:7 to Korean Jiyeon Lee in the repechage round and lost the chance to wrestle for a bronze medal.
In the evening Slavik Galstyan at 63 kg will fight against Iran’s Meysam Dalkhani.
The matches will take place on June 18 and 29…
In the first game of the 1/16 finals.
The Armenia youth and cadet teams have left for Armavir.
The Belgian coach, Thibaut Petit, has invited 12 players to take part in the training camp…