World champ Tigran Martirosyan lights the flame of 5th Pan-Armenian Games

World champ Tigran Martirosyan lights the flame of 5th Pan-Armenian Games

PanARMENIAN.Net - The grand opening of the 5th Pan-Armenian Games took place in Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in Yerevan on August 13 evening, which broke out with fireworks and dancing.

The parade of sportsmen was kicked off by the team from Artsakh, followed by 3200 sportsmen from 125 cities of 34 countries. The flame which was first set in Ani and then traveled to Gandzasar, Garni, Syunik and Khor Virap was taken to the stadium by IBO champ Vic Darchinyan and world sambo champ Ashot Danielyan and was lit by world and European champion Tigran Martirosyan.

Catholicos of All Armenian His Holiness Karekin II and president of the international committee of Pan-Armenian Games Ishkhan Zakaryan welcomed the participants after what Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan declared the Games open.

Arstakh President Bako Sahakyan, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and other high ranking officials attended the opening ceremony.

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