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Albert Azaryan: according to my calculations, I am 40

PanARMENIAN.Net - Renowned Armenian gymnast Albert Azaryan marked his 80th birthday on February 11.

During a news conference dedicated to his jubilee, he told reporters the story of his legendary Iron Cross.

"It was at the USSR Championship in 1953. The judges were too strict and I was a bit nervous about it. When it was my turn, I took the rings, pulled myself up and began turning to each judge as if asking "how do you like it?." My exercise was not given an assessment then but I was invited to the next championship. As it turned out, they had rated my innovation as something unprecedented," Azaryan said.

The legendary sportsman said that he hasn't seen anyone who could do his Cross so far.

Asked how he feels, he said, "According to my calculations, I am 40. I count days only and don't count nights."

As to plans for this year, Azaryan said he doesn't outline anything special.
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