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Wrestler Musa Evloev brought the Russian team the 13th gold of the 2020 Olympics

03.08.2021 148 просмотров

In the final bout, the athlete defeated the Armenian Artur Aleksanyan.


The Russian Musa Evloev defeated the Armenian Artur Aleksanyan with a score of 5:1 in the final of the Olympic tournament in Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight category up to 97 kg.

Musa Evloevhad the first seeding number, Artur Aleksanyan - the second one. After the final fight, Musa Evloev and the head coach of the Russian team Gogi Koguashvili ran across the carpet with the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee. Pole Tadeusz Michalik and Iranian Mohammad Hadi Saravi

Previously, Artur Aleksanyan reported to TASS that he had injured his leg in semifinal fight.

Musa Evloev won the third medal for Russian wrestlers. Earlier bronze medalists were Sergey Emelin (weight category up to 60 kg) and Sergey Semenov (up to 130 kg). The Russian team, which won 13 gold, 21 silver and 18 bronze medals, has risen to fifth place in the medal standings of the Olympics. The Chinese team is on the first line (32-20-16), the Americans are second (22-27-19), the Japanese are third (19-6-11).

Muse Evloev > 28 years old, he is a two-time world champion (2018, 2019) and European champion (2019, 2021). He also has a silver medal of the world championship (2017). Artur Aleksanyan is 29 years old, he is an Olympic champion (2016), as well as a bronze medalist of the Games (2012). He has three gold and two silver medals at the world championships. Artur Aleksanyan has become the European champion five times.

Domestic Greco-Roman wrestlers have consistently won gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1952. In 1984, the USSR national team boycotted the Games in Los Angeles. In total, domestic wrestlers won 98 gold medals at the Olympics. The Tokyo Games will end on August 8.

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