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  • Artur Aleksanyan Named Armenia’s Best Athlete of 2017

    07:20 21 December 2017

    YEREVAN—Armenia’s Federation of Sports Journalists has named Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan as the best athlete of 2017. Alekasanyan won a gold medal at the World Wrestling Championship and won a bronze medal at the European Championship.
    The 21-person federation rounded out the top 10 list with the following athletes:

    Maksim Manukyan – World wrestling champion,
    Levon Aronyan – Grandmaster, two-time World Cup winner,
    Simon Martirosyan – silver medalist of Olympic Games in Rio in weightlifting,
    Hovhannes Bachkov – European boxing champion,
    Gor Minasyan – Silver medalist of Olympic Games in Rio in weightlifting
    Tigran Kirakosyan – World and European champion in sambo
    Sergey Mikayelyan – Skier who qualified for 2018 Winter Olympics,
    Artur Tovmasyan – Gold medalist of 2017 Summer Universiade in Taiwan
    Andranik Karapetyan – European champion in weightlifting in 2016


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