Champion of Rio 2016, world’s three-time and Europe’s five-time champion Arthur Aleksanyan (97 kg) took the silver medal during the Greco-Roman wrestling tournament at the 32nd Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

In the decisive bout Arthur Aleksanyan lost to Musa Evloev of the Russian Olympic Committee with a score of 1 : 5.

Aleksanyan started the fight from the 1/8 finals. In the opening match, he defeated Uzur Dzhuzupbekov (Kyrgyzstan) with a score of 4:1, then he defeated Finn Arvi Savolainen with a score of 5:1, and Saravi Mohammad-Hadi (Iran) in the semifinals scoring 4:1. In that fight Alexanyan suffered a thigh muscle injury.

This is Armenia’s second medal at Tokyo Olympic Games: on August 2, gymnast Arthur Davtyan won a bronze medal. In addition, the boxer Hovhannes Bachkov (63 kg) made it to the semifinals, thereby securing at least a bronze medal.

Today, Greco-Roman wrestler Karapet Chalyan (77 kg) also had the chance to win a medal, but he lost to Rafig Huseynov (Azerbaijan) with a score 1:4 in the fight for the bronze medal.