Armenia Collects Two Silver and One Bronze at Tokyo Olympics

By | Tuesday, 03 August 2021

TOKYO: Armenia Media in Australia has been covering the Armenian Olympic team's exploits at the Tokyo 2020 Games, where the red, blue and orange have collected their first three medals.

On August 3rd 2021, Simon Martirosyan – the current world record holder in the 109kg weightlifting division, claimed the silver medal to take Armenia up to 58th place out of the 206 competing countries

After falling short and winning the silver medal at Rio in 2016, Martirosyan failed with his last two lifts in the jerk and was unable to win the gold medal.

Martirosyan, 24, has recently overcome a leg injury which affected his performance in the 2021 European Championships in Moscow.

This followed reigning Greco Roman Wrestling 97kg gold medalist, Artur Aleksanyan unable to overcome his hamstring injury as he failed repeat his heroics of 2016, also claiming silver after losing to No.1 seed, Musa Evloev of Russia.

One day earlier, Armenia's leading gymnast Artur Davtyan secured Armenia's first medal of the Tokyo 2020 games. Temporarily in first place, Davtyan ended up sealing the Bronze medal with a score of 14.733.

Davtyan first took up the sport at aged six and is competing in his third Olympic Games, previously taking part at the London and Rio games and also securing his first ever medal. This medal was Armenia's first in Gymnastics.

Elsewhere, Hovhannes Bachkov defeated fourth seed Elnur Abduraimov of Uzbekistan 5:0 in the quarter final of the Men's 57-63kg Lightweight Boxing Division.

Bachkov dominated the fight throughout and moves onto the semifinal, where he will verse Keyshawn Davis of the USA, to be held on the 6th of August.

Bachkov reached the quarter final with a heroic victory against Javid Chalabiyev of Azerbaijan.

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