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Armenian freestyle wresters to perform at China tournament April 27

Armenian freestyle wresters to perform at China tournament April 27

PanARMENIAN.Net - Second European qualifying tournament for the Summer Olympic Games in Chinese city of Taiyuan kicks off on April 27.

Armenian freestyle wrestler Artur Baghdasaryan (60 kg) will face China's Gao Feng in 1/8 final, Musa Murtazaliev (74 kg) will rival Lucian Marius Atofani (Romania) in 1/16 final, while Edgar Yenokyan (96 kg) will clash Bulgaria’s Georgi Atanasov Sredkov in 1/16 final.

Ruslan Basiev (120 kg) is due to perform on April 28.

Mihran Jaburyan (55 kg), David Safaryan (66 kg) and Hajimurat Nurmagomedov (84 kg) have already gained an entry to Summer Olympic Games.

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