YEREVAN—Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan on Tuesday was named Armenia’s ‘Best Athlete’ in 2016 for the third year in a row, according to a vote by the Republican Federation of Sports Journalists of Armenia.
Aleksanyan, a Greco-Roman wrestler born in Gyumri, has won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, is a two-time World Champion (2014, 2015), and a three-time European Champion (2012, 2013, 2014).
In 2016, the 25-year-old secured the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The journalists also named the top 10 athletes of 2016:
Artur Aleksanyan, Greco-Roman wrestling
Mihran Harutyunyan, Greco-Roman wrestling, Olympic silver in 2016
Simon Martirosyan, weightlifting, Olympic bronze in 2016
Gor Minasyan, weightlifting, Olympic bronze in 2016
Nazik Avdalyan, weightlifting
Harutyun Merdinyan, gymnastics
Andranik Karapetyan, weightlifting
Hripsime Khurshudyan, weightlifting
Varsham Beranyan, Greco-Roman wrestling
Artur Davtyan, gymnastics