First Group of Armenian Athletes Return from Beijing

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The first group of Armenian athletes Tuesday returned from Beijing, including five athletes who won bronze medals. All were given a warm welcome at Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport.

Weightlifter Gevork Davtian, who won a bronze medal in 77 kg weight division, said he tried hard to win the gold. “But I realize that an Olympic bronze medal is also a significant award,” he said.

Tigran Martirosian, another weightlifter, who won the bronze in the 69 kg weight category, said the competition was very tough in Beijing.

Wrestler Roman Amoyan, another bronze medallist, said next time he will win gold.

With five bronze medals Armenia is thus far ranked in 65th place.

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