Olympic Champion Artur Aleksanyan named Armenia’s athlete of the year 2016

Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan has been named Armenia’s athlete of the year for the third time in a row. Aleksanyan won the Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

The top 10 athletes of 2016 have been chosen as a result of survey among 35 sports journalists conducted by the Republican Federation of Sports Journalists of Armenia.

  1. Artur Alexanyan, Greco-Roman wrestling
  2. Mihran Harutyunyan, Greco-Roman wrestling
  3. Simon Martirosyan, weightlifting
  4. Gor Minasyan, weightlifting
  5. Nazik Avdalyan, weightlifting
  6. Harutyun Merdinyan, gymnastics
  7. Andranik Karapetyan, weightlifting
  8. Hripsime Khurshudyan, weightlifting
  9. Varsham Beranyan, Greco-Roman wrestling
  10. Artur Davtyan, gymnastics
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