PARIS (Armenpress) — Greco-Roman wrestler Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan became the world champion for the third time, at the World Championships here, on August 21.
Aleksanyan’s rival was Musa Evloyev representing Russia.
Aleksanyan is an Olympic Champion (2016) and bronze medalist (2012), a three-time World Champion (2014, 2015, 2017), and a three-time European Champion (2012, 2013, 2014).
Aleksanyan is the second Olympic gold medalist of Armenia since regaining independence in 1991 and is the most decorated Olympian of independent Armenia as well. He has been nicknamed the “White Bear” and is one of the most renowned Armenian athletes of the 21st century.