Olympic silver medalist freestyle wrestler Stepan Sargsyan answered the journalists’ questions after the tournament dedicated to him.
“I’m in a good mood. The 24th tournament is coming to an end and we will start preparing for the 25th jubilee tournament. It will be greater, more interesting and with more teams. I think this tournament inspires our freestyle wrestlers, even watching these bouts is a great incentive for them. I had great expectations of Arsen Harutyunyan but his injury after the European Championship impeded him; he didn’t manage to recover and get shape. I want to stress we pay attention to all young wrestlers.” he said.
The rankings’ leader at 98kg is Russia’s Nikita Melnikov
Prior to it this office was held by the FIFA president, Jozeph Blatter
The meeting took place at the Olympic village.
Minasyan lifted a combined weight of 227 kg
The XXXI Summer Olympics will be held from August 5 to 21 in Rio de Janeiro