Armenian athletes tell about struggle for medals
April 29, 2016
The first official weightlifting competitions were held in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. As a competitive sport, weightlifting was included in the program of the Olympic Games in 1896.
Armenia's Greco-Roman wrestling team headed by Olympic champion Levon Julfalakyan came back home with one gold and two bronze winners.
March 19, 2012
Arthur Alexanyan (96 kg) became Europe's champion, while Arsen Julfalakyan (74kg) and Yuri Patrikeev (120kg) grabbed bronze medals. Upon their return, the wrestlers met with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.
Review of February 10-17 sports events.
February 17, 2012
Football: Armenia climbed 4 positions to be placed 41st with 639 points in the FIFA rankings released on February 15.
Vardan Minasyan achieved one of the most important goals – he formed a squad, who show a real team play in the ground.
September 10, 2011
For the first time in its history, the Armenian national team has a real chance to fight through to the final stage of the European Championship.
Review of June 17-25 sports events.
June 25, 2011
Football: Armenian forwards Gevorg Ghazaryan and Marcos Pizzelli signed 3-year contracts with Metallurg Donetsk. “We have closely watches the guys’ career, so there was no need for a try-out,” Metallurg sports director Vardan Israelyan said. The first match the Armenian forwards played as part of the Ukrainian FC was a friendly against Ujpest (Hungary) on June 21. Earlier, Metallurg signed a contract with Armenian midfielder Karlen Mkrtchyan.
Review of June 6-11 sports events.
June 16, 2011
Tennis:Former Wimbledon finalist and Tennis Masters Cup champion, David Nalbandian lost to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 5-7 and 1-6 in the AGEON Championship third round at The Queen’s Club in London. Nalbandian who entered the tournament after obtaining a wildcard invitation, had wins over Ilia Marchenko and Ilia Bozoljac in the previous rounds. Even though the Argentine looks in better shape than he has for some time, his physique as sleek as his game, he couldn’t take a hold on Verdasco
Review of June 2-9 sports events.
June 11, 2011
The long-awaited Armenia-Russia UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier finally took place but unfortunately ended in defeat of the Armenian team. The first goal of the match that was scored by midfielder Marcos Pizzelli was followed by Roman Pavlyuchenko’s hat-trick.
Henrik Mkhitaryan: I wish we could work and play together for many years and reached new heights.
June 3, 2011
Prior to the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Russia, Armenia captain Sargis Hovsepyan, in a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net, introduced his team-mates and commented on each player's features and role in the team.
Review of May 19-26 sports events.
May 27, 2011
Boxing: IBO bantamweight champion Vic Darchinyan commented on WBC and WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire’s accusations.
Review of May 12-19 sports events.
May 21, 2011
Boxing:Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) saw his dreams go up in smoke when he was dominated over twelve rounds by WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs). With respect to his future, Abraham is still not sure on what he plans to do.