Armenia's Malkhas Amoyan named World Wrestling Champion

Armenia's Malkhas Amoyan named World Wrestling Champion

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia's Malkhas Amoyan clinched gold in the 72 kilogram division on the first day of Greco-Roman finals at the United World Wrestling (UWW) World Championships in Oslo.

Amoyan earned the under-72kg title as he won 3-1 in the gold medal bout against Sergei Kutuzov of Russia, the Armenian National Olympic Committee reports.

Lithuania's Kristupas Šleiva notched a 10-1 victory by superiority over Iran's Mohammad Reza Hojatollah Mokhtari to take bronze, with Poland's Gevorg Sahakyan – who is of Armenian descent – defeating Cengiz Arslan to finish joint third.

Saturday, October 9 features three Greco-Roman finals in the under-60kg, under-97kg and over-130kg, with two Armenian athletes left to fight for medals.

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