Karapet Chalyan at 77 kg lost 2:5 to Sweden’s Alex Kessidis in the semifinal of the World Championship. In the second part of the match the Armenian wrestler was winning 2:1 but made a gross error after which Kessidis made a four-point fall.
Chalyan had entered the championship from the 1/16 final where had won 4:2 Japanese Shohei Yabiku and in the 1/8 final he had gained advantage 9:0 over Venezuela’s Rivas Espinoza. In the quarterfinal he had won 5:4 Belarusian Pavel Liakh.
Chalyan has already secured the second Olympic qualification for the Armenia team.
Today in the evening Artur Aleksanyan will wrestle against Russia’s Musa Evloev for a world champion title.
On March 17 55kg, 66kg, 84kg and 120kg weight classes wrestlers will measure their strengths
The seminar is held in the framework of the Olympic Solidarity program.
The delegation is headed by Mikael Hayrapetyan, president of the Sambo Federation of Armenia.
The team has set off to the competition with numerous personnel losses.