The World Championship is over for Greco-Roman wrestlers. After arriving in Armenia three-time world, four-time European and Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan told about his performances injury and future plans.
“To tell the truth I’m slightly disappointed. I was in good shape. In the previous championships where I won I didn’t feel so good. Everybody saw I won my main rivals. During the bout with the Turk wrestler I got injured. After it I spent two more bouts. In the semifinal the injury repeated and the next day I wasn’t able to continue performing. Half an hour before the final match I still wanted to wrestle. There were doctors that did the injections but the pain didn’t subside at all. If it were up to me I would participate even in that condition. My coaches and the doctors decided retain me because there was a danger I would make the injure worse. My main purpose was to obtain an Olympic qualification. Now I’ll pass a medical examination, recover and fully prepare for Tokyo 2020,” the Olympic champion told Epikentron.
The Armenia team returned to homeland with 2 medals. Slavik Galstyan won a world bronze medal and Artur Aleksanyan (97 kg) - a silver one. Aleksanyan missed the final match because of a rib fracture.
The first game of the 1/8 final between the GMs had also been a draw.
Andriasyan and Gevorgyan top the standings
Anna Sargsyan and Siranush Ghukasyan have suffered defeat.
The place and the final list of participants will be announced on January, 2016
Armenian wrestler prevailed on Susumu Hashiura (Japan) with the score of 12:1
Kayla Keshmeshyan was named the best player of the championship.