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Vahe Sarukhanyan

More Armenian Wrestlers Get Tossed from Tashkent Championship

Today, more Armenian wrestlers got tossed out of the 2014 Wrestling World Championship taking place in Tashkent.

Valodya Frangulyan (61KG) was beaten by Russia’s Aleksandr Bogomoev in the qualifying round.

Bogomoev went on to beat Beka Lomtadze from Georgia in the 1/8 final, but lost to Yowlys Bonne from Cuba in the ¼ final.

Thus, Frangulyan was even deprived of the chance to wrestle for third place.

The hopes of Armenia were pinned on Davit Safaryan, last year’s winner in the 65kg freestyle category.

While Safaryan beat Haislan Veranes (Canada) in the 1/16 final, the Armenia lost to Mandakhnaran Ganzorig (Mongolia) in the 1/8 final.

Since Ganzorig lost to Russia’s Soslan Ramonov in the quarter final, Safaryan dropped out of the competition.

Tomorrow, Karine Shadoyan (69kg), Armenia’s only female wrestler, will take to the mat.