BEIJING (Combined Sources)–Armenia won its 6th Olympic Medal Friday, as Hrachik Javakhyan secured for the country a bronze medal in Boxing.
Armenia’s national Olympic team returned to Armenia Tuesday with a total of five bronze medals from this year’s 29th Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Their homecoming at Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport was attended by thousands of Armenian fans, cheering their team for bringing to Armenia its first Olympic victory since the last summer Games in Athens when the national team returned empty handed.
In weightlifting, receiving bronze medals in the men’s 69, 77 and 85th kilogram divisions, respectively, were Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan, Gevog Davtyan and Tigran Vartan Martirosyan. Receiving a bronze in the men’s 55 kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling was Roman Amoyan, while Yuri Patrikeev brought home a bronze in the Greco-Roman 120 kilogram division.
Armenia’s Olympic delegation included 25 of the nation’s best athletes and was headed by the President of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia Gagik Tsarukyan.
The 25 athletes competed in eight different categories.
Weightlifting: Hripsime Khurshudyan, Tigran Martirosyan, Gevorg Davtyan, Ara Khachatryan, Tigran V. Martirosyan and Edgar Georgyan.
Boxing: Hovhanes Danielyan, Hrachik Javakhyan, Edward Hambartsumyan, Andranik Hakobyan.
Free-style wrestling: Martin Berberyan, Suren Markosyan, Harutyun Yenokyan.
Greco-Roman’style wrestling: Roman Amoyan, Karen Mnatsakanyan, Arman Adikyan, Arsen Julfalakyan, Denis Forov, Yuri Patrikeev.
Judo: Hovhannes Davtyan, Armen Nazaryan.
Ahletics: Melik Janoyan (archer), Ani Khachikyan (runner).
Swimming: Mikhael Koloyan.
Shooting: Norayr Bakhtamyan