Armenia Wins Two Bronze Medals in Beijing

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Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan won the bronze in the men’s 69-kilogram weightlifting division, while Roman Amoyan also won bronze in the 55-kilogram division of men’s Greco-Roman wrestling.

In Martirosyan’s weightlifting division, Hui Liao of China won gold, while Venceslas Dabaya-Tientcheu of France won the silver medal. Martirosyan and Dabaya-Tientcheu had lifted the same amount, but the Frenchman won silver based on his lower weight.

In the wrestling event, Nazyr Mankiev of Russia won the gold; Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan received the silver and Amoyan and Park Eun-chul of South Korea tied for the bronze. Armenian President Serge Sargisian visited the Olympic district on August 10 and met with the members of the Olympic team.

The presidential press service said that during the meeting, the president greeted the athletes, talked with them and inquired about theirmood and preparatory activities.

Armenia was not among the first marchers as it had always been, because of the Chinese alphabet. Itwas 74th out of the 205 countries. The bearer of the Armenian flag was Albert Azarian.

Armenia is being represented by 25 athletes in seven sports.

The team this year has six weightlifters (Hripsime Khurshudyan, Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan, Gevorg Davtyan, Ara Khachatryan, Tigran V. Martirosyan and Edgar Gevorgyan); four boxers (Hovhannes Danielyan, Hrachik Javakhyan, Eduard Hambardzumyan and Andranik Hakobyan); three free wrestlers (Martin Berberyan, Suren Markosyan, Harutyun Yenokyan); six Greco-Roman wrestlers (Roman Amoyan, Karen Mnatsakanyan, Arman Adikyan, Arsen Julfalakyan, Denis Forov, Yuri Patrikeyev); two judoists (Hovhannes Davtyan and Armen Nazaryan); two track-and-field athletes (Melik Janyan and Ani Khachikyan); one swimmer (Mikayel Koloyan) and one shooter (Norayr Bakhtamyan).

(Reports from Armenpress and United Press International were used to compile this story.)

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