Armenia Team Wins Bronze Russian Armenia Gold

SYDNEY–Team Armenia won its second bronze medal at the Sydney Olympic Games Tuesday–when 26-year-old Ashot Danielyan was ranked third in the 105 kilogram-plus weightlifting competition.

The gold medal in that competition went to Iran’s Hussein Rezazadeh–garnering a second gold for Iran.

Also on Tuesday–Russia’s 21-year-old Varderes Samourkachev–whose brother Raphael is competing on Team Armenia–won a gold medal in the 63 kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling competition–beating Cuba’s Juan Luis Maren.

In the K1 1000 meter kayak competition–Armenia’s Vladimir Krushik was ranled fifth–and will compete in the semi-finals of that category. He will also compete in the 500 meter competition for the same category.

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