|Saturday, 16 January|| arm rus eng |
ATHENS (Azad Or)—Greek-Armenian athlete Ara Janigian won the gold medal on Friday in the international Jiu Jitsu competition, becoming the world champion of the sport.
During the Jiu Jitsu World Championship Games being held in Bogota, Columbia, Janigian, competing in the 56-kilogram category, beat athletes from Israel and Columbia to reach the finals on Friday, when he beat his opponent from Kazakhstan.
Janigian has been training for a long time and adhering to a strict diet. His perseverance got him to Bogota, where despite facing climate and challenges he was able to beat the odds and become world champion.