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.
Levon Aronian, one of the favorites and the highest-ranked participant, was kicked out of the game unexpectedly.
May 14, 2011
Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian, who was one of the favorites and the highest-ranked participant of the Candidates Matches 2011, was kicked out of the game unexpectedly by his ¼ final rival, Alexander Grischuk of Russia.
Review of April 28 – May 2 main sports events
May 5, 2011
Chess: FIDE has published the rankings of world’s 100 strongest chess players. The men’s list is topped by India’s Viswanathan Anand (2817 points), followed by Norway’s Magnus Carlsen (2815 points) and Armenia’s Levon Aronian (2808 points). Sergei Movsesian is 35th, Gabriel Sargissian is 65th and Vladimir Akopian is 71st. Among women, Elina Danielyan is 14th while Lilit Mkrtchyan is 31st. Armenia is ranked as 4th best chess playing country.
The Armenian fighter dedicated this bout and victory to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.
April 30, 2011
Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (36-3-1, 27 KOs) wasted little time in devouring Colombia’s Yonnhy Perez with a barrage of punches before the fight was stopped due to an accidental clash of heads. Darchinyan captured the vacant IBO bantamweight world title on the score cards on April 23.
Review of April 14-21 sports events.
April 23, 2011
Weighlifting: Armenia finished 5th with 13 medals at the European Weightlifting Championships held in Kazan.
Review of April 8-15 sports events.
April 16, 2011
Boxing: An international boxing tournament - Gagik Tsarukyan Cup - kicked off in Yerevan, with participation of 160 boxers from 16 countries. The prize fund is AMD 45mln. Armenia has 3 representatives in each weight category.