Karen Giloyan received the medal-winning wrestlers of the World and European Youth Championships
YEREVAN, AUGUST 5, ARMENPRESS. On August 5, RA Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Karen Giloyan received the representatives of Armenian freestyle and Greco-Roman style wrestling youth and youth teams.
This was reported to “Armenpress” by the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Sports, noting that young and young wrestlers recently participated in European youth, European under-15 and world under-17 championships and won a number of medals.
The meeting was attended by the President of the Wrestling Federation of Armenia Robert Khachatryan, General Secretary Arayik Baghdadyan, coaches and athletes of youth and youth teams.
Karen Giloyan, the deputy minister of KGSMS, congratulated the medal-winning athletes and thanked them for their work.
“I am also grateful to your coaches and the federation management. There are really a respectable number of medals, and I am very happy that the state is already able to give an assessment corresponding to these results to some extent.”
Karen Giloyan also informed that young wrestlers are also included in the Paris-2024 program, within the framework of which the winners and prize-winners of the world and European championships, as well as the athletes who took the 4th-8th place in the Olympic Games and the world championships, will receive state benefits.
“You are probably already aware of medical assistance. From expensive, urgent medical care to the most basic intervention will be free for you from now on. Two highly qualified traumatologists invited from Moscow work in the sports medicine department of “St. Grigor Lusavorich” medical center. The center is also equipped with the most modern medical equipment. We do our best to make sure you don’t have any more problems. All you have to do is train as best as you can, fight and win titles and medals first for yourself and then for the country. I wish you all success in the upcoming competitions. Everything is in your hands.”
The President of the Wrestling Federation of Armenia, Robert Khachatryan, also thanked the Ministry of Sports and Recreation for responding to their problems and providing a solution as quickly as possible. “I know that you are doing everything that depends on you. We also understand that there are many complications in these difficult times, and not all issues can be resolved immediately.”
Robert Khachatryan also thanked the young wrestlers for winning medals in difficult times and bringing joy to our nation.
The Armenian Greco-Roman style wrestling youth team won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Youth European Championship held in Rome. Among Greco-Roman wrestlers, Suren Aghajanyan (60 kg) won a gold medal, Ashot Khachatryan (67 kg) won a silver medal, and Vigen Nazaryan (87 kg) and Albert Vardanyan (130 kg) won bronze medals.
The freestylers also won 3 gold, one silver and one bronze medal. Hayk Papikyan (70 kg), Mushegh Mkrtchyan (79 kg) and Lyova Gevorgyan (125 kg) won the title of the winner of the Youth European Championship. Harutyun Hovhannisyan, weighing 57 kg, became the silver medalist, and Hayk Abrahamyan, weighing 61 kg, took the third place on the podium.
Armenian freestyle and Greco-Roman youth wrestlers won 4 silver and 2 bronze medals at the European Under-15 Championship held in Zagreb. Three representatives of Armenia – 44 kg Gagik Ghazaryan, 57 kg Hayk Avanesyan and 75 kg Sahak Hovhannisyan stood on the second step of the honor platform, becoming silver medalists. Armen Papikyan (38 kg) and Tigran Ekhtoyan (48 kg) also won bronze medals.
Only 41 kg Yuri Mkhitaryan won a medal in the U15 Armenian Greco-Roman style wrestling team, becoming a silver medalist.
The freestyle wrestling team of Armenia under 17 years old won two bronze medals at the world championship held in Rome. Arman Harutyunyan (45 kg) and Razmik Epremyan (71 kg) stood on the third step of the podium. As part of the Greco-Roman team, Gaspar Terteryan (60 kg) became the gold medalist, and Ararat Varderesyan (71 kg) became the bronze medalist.