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Armenian athlete to participate in Russian Challenge 3 Muay Thai event

Armenian athlete to participate in Russian Challenge 3 Muay Thai event

PanARMENIAN.Net - An athlete of the Armenian Muay Thai Federation, European Champion Gor Nazaryan will participate in the Russian Challenge 3 tournament on March 19, the federation told PanARMENIAN.Net

Nazaryan and Armen Grigoryan on March 4 competed in a Moscow-hosted professional event, snatching a gold medal each. The Armenian athletes also secured qualification to take part in future competitions.

This is the first time in the history of Muay Thai for an Armenian athlete to enter such a tournament.

Nazaryan will fight in the 57kg weight category against Russia’s Umedjon Ergashev.

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Meanwhile, Samuel Sevian who represents the United States lost to Li Chao of China and was forced to leave the tournament.
The other two players representing Armenia - Hrant Melkumyan and Robert Hovhannisyan - reached a draw each.
"I think people underestimate him because he doesn't have the name like the other ones in the world," Ibrahimovic said of Mkhitaryan.
The 29-year-old Greco-Roman wrestler showed a stunning performance to win Armenia's second gold of the tournament.
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