Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia wins Gold in Men’s Greco-Roman 98 kg Wrestling

Armenian wrestler Artur Aleksanyan won the gold medal in the Men’s Greco-Roman 98 kg Wrestling event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday, August 16.

Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia wins Gold in Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg Wrestling

In the gold medal match, Artur Aleksanyan defeated Cuba’s Yasmany Lugo to become the first Armenian athlete to ever win multiple Olympic medals. Previously he had won a bronze medal in London Olympic Games in 2012.

Cuba’s Yasmany Lugo had to settle for a silver medal, his first ever Olympic medal.

The bronze medals of the event were won by Turkey’s Cenk İldem and Iran’s Ghasem Rezaei who defeated Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu of Romania and Fredrik Schön of Sweden in their respective bronze medal matches.

Rio 2016 Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg Wrestling Medal Winners on Podium

In the photo above you can see, Rio 2016 Men’s Greco-Roman 98 kg Wrestling Medal Winners – from left to right – Cuba’s Yasmany Lugo (Silver), Armenia’s Artur Aleksanyan (Gold), Turkey’s Cenk İldem, Iran’s Ghasem Rezaei – with their medals on podium, during the medals presentation ceremony.

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