Armenian Wins Gold at Baku Games

Seda Tutkhanyan
Seda Tutkhanyan

Seda Tutkhalyan

BAKU—Seda Tutkhalyan, a native of Gyumri, who is competing on behalf of the Russian team won a gold medal Tuesday in the gymnastics team competition during the European Games.

The Russian team beat out the German and Dutch team to ascend to the gold. Tutkhalyan competed alongside her teammates Viktoria Komova and Aliya Moustafina.

Tutkhalyan has also advanced to the personal gymnastics competition finals and remains in the competition in the lead.

The 15-year-old Tutkhalyan is a junior Olympics champion and the daughter of world champion Gourgen Tutkhalyan. She began training in the sport when she was seven.


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  1. Armenian said:

    Our national team barely wins anything. Instead, we ship our best athletes abroad so they win for other countries.

    At the end of the day, the Russian anthem was played, not the Armenian, so this is a victory for Russia brought about by an Armenian. Nothing more.

    • John said:

      We need to be thankful of those countries that give us the opportunity to succeed. Remember, wherever we are we are Armenian.

  2. areg minasyan said:

    Seda could have represented Armenia instead. Bravo to you Seda.

  3. Proud Armenian said:

    Unfortunately she could not represent Armenia because they do not have a team. She is young athlete pursuing her dream. Proud of you Seda, wishing you more gold in individual and future competition. Armenians should be proud of her.

  4. Raffi said:

    @Armenian and areg Minasyan: Money talks bull shit walks, Armenia is a poor nation.