The 2020 Summer Olympics kicked off in Tokyo Friday with 17 athletes taking part representing Armenia. Swimmer Varsenik Manucharyan and boxer Hovhannes Bachkov were the flag bearers of Armenia at the opening ceremony, reported Armenia’s Public Radio.
Gymnast Artur Davtyan will be the first of our athletes to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. On Saturday at 5 a.m. Yerevan time (6 p.m. Pacific time Friday), he will participate in the qualification round. Davtyan will take part in two competitions: pommel horse and pole vault.
President Armen Sarkissian attended the Olympics opening ceremony,
Boxer Hovhannes Bachkov (63 kg) will enter the ring on July 25. His first rival is Ryan Alston from Antigua and Barbuda. Shooter Elmira Karapetyan (pistol, 10 meters) will show her skills in the qualification round.
Judoka Ferdinand Karapetyan (73 kg) will perform on July 26. His first opponent is Kazakh Jansay Smagulov. Boxer Koryun Soghomonyan (52 kg) will enter the competition on the same day. He will fight against British Jafal Galal. His teammate Arman Darchinyan (75 kg) will start the fight from the 1/16 final.
Weightlifter Isabella Yaylyan (59 kg) will enter the competition on July 27. On the same day swimmer Artur Barseghyan will participate in 100 meters freestyle.
Swimmer Varsenik Manucharyan will show her abilities in 100 meters freestyle on July 28.
Artur Barseghyan (50 meters, freestyle) will have his second start on July 30.
Greco-Roman wrestlers will enter the competition from August 1. Armen Melikyan (60 kg) will be the first to perform.
On August 2, Karapet Chalyan (77 kg) and Artur Aleksanyan (97 kg) will enter fight. Their teammate Karen Aslanyan (67 kg) will compete the next day.
On August 3, weightlifter Simon Martirosyan and triple jumper Leon Aghasyan will enter the competition.
Armenian freestyle wrestler Arsen Harutyunyan (57 kg) will compete on August 4, and Vazgen Tchanyan (65 kg) will compete on August 6.