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Armenian athletes’ multiple medals in European Games


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The European Games in Minsk were successful for the Armenian athletes. The Armenian team was represented by 37 athletes, and 11 of them won medals.

Mediamax Sport summed up the European Games with Armenian athletes’ photos and moments of victory.

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Sambo fighter Tigran Kirakosyan from Armenia national team won the first gold medal in the European Games. He was the leader in under 52kg weight category of the European Games in Minsk. He got advantage over Azerbaijani Aghasiv Samadov in the final and took the first place. His teammates Arsen Ghazaryan (74kg) won the bronze medal, and Davit Grigoryan (82kg) took the silver.

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A week later boxer Artur Hovhannisyan became gold medalist. This started the competition full of medals for the Armenian team.  Another 3 gold and 1 silver medals were achieved within 2 hours.

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Hovhannisyan (49kg) was very confident in the final, just as during the rest of the tournament. He won the gold, gaining also the title of the European champion.

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In several minutes his teammate Hovhannes Bachkov (64kg) won the gold medal. He defeated French Sofiane Umia and became two-times European champion.

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Then World, European and Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan showed a brilliant performance. He was the best in his first European Games. He got advantage 5:0 over Alexander Grabowski from Belarus in the final and took the first place.

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Artur Davtyan won the last gold medal for Armenia in this tournament. He was very confident in vault and was recognized the best.

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His teammate Vahagn Davtyan took the silver medal in rings. His performance was also impressive and he was close to victory, but it was the second place this time.

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Greco-Roman wrestler Karapet Chalyan lost the gold medal by 1 point only. He lost 6:7 to Aleksandr Chekhirkin (Russia) in under 77kg weight category and took the silver.

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2 of the 3 bronze medals were provided by boxers Karen Tonakanyan (60kg) and Gor Nersisyan (81kg).

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