Armenia will be represented by Gagik Khachikyan in the Albert Azaryan tournament, which will be held on February 12-14 in Los Angeles.
Secretary General of the Gymnastics Federation of Armenia Garnik Saroyan has told Mediamax Sport that Khachikyan will perform under the management of the national team’s head coach Hakob Serobyan. It is the first time that Armenia is represented in this tournament.
The athlete will travel to the U.S. on February 2 and train at the gymnastics school of Olympic champion Eduard Nazaryan before the tournament.
The tournament is held for the fourth successive year on the birthday of Olympic champion, famous Armenian gymnast Albert Azaryan, who turns 91 in 2020. It usually features quite a large number of athletes.
Other members of Armenia’s gymnastics team are getting ready for the national championship, due to be held on February 25-28. After the championship, the team will hold a training camp in Tbilisi and then compete in the World Cup on March 16 in Doha.