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Artur Aleksanyan can become a legendary sportsman, says Rostomyan


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Secretary General of Armenian National Olympic Committee (ANOC) Hrachya Rostomyan thinks that Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan has the opportunity to become a legendary sportsman.

“He showed a perfect performance in Rio. I wish he will be true to the winner’s psychology and pursuit of victory. In this world he is invincible,” he stressed.

Rostomyan considers performance of weightlifting team and Mihran Harutyunyan at the Olympic Games perfect as well.

According to him, it simply didn’t work out for Arsen Julfalakyan though, but he has always come back with medals since his childhood.

Rostomyan is convinced that gymnastics has a great potential in our country. It has already come up with positive results in two years of sponsorship. 

“Harutyun Merdinyan participated in the qualifying round with success and was ready for the final. His performance was perfect, he just failed the last landing. It was his first Olympics, I think Harutyun couldn’t believe it till the end. It was very simple, he just failed to do it. I congratulate Gymnastics Federation, the couches and Albert Azaryan personally for the great job,” highlighted Rostomyan.

The next goal of ANOC is to make participation of the full gymnastics team in 2020 happen. They will surely invest more for this purpose. In the nearest future, the gymnasts will have 6 new pieces of equipment.  

“Shooter Hrachik Babayan has a great potential too, he just needs time to gain practice and perform more confidentially.”

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