The official website of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia continues the project, “Road to Rio”, before the start of the 31st Rio Summer Olympic Games where it will tell about the athletes representing Armenia at the Olympics, and their photos made by photographer Hakob Berberyan specially for the “Road to Rio” project.
The next hero of our project is the youngest Olympian of independent Armenia, runner Gayane Chiloyan. She was born in Yerevan in 2000. She was 10 when she began practicing athletics. The runner gained an Olympic qualification at the Armenian Championship. Gayane is realistic enough and doesn’t have big expectations of the 31st Summer Olympic Games but she knows that these Games will give her an irreplaceable experience.
-What lucky mascot are you going to take with you to the Olympics?
-I take a pomegranate with me to every tournament and divide it among participants.
-Whom would you like to see with you or among spectators?
-Please describe the Olympic Games in three words.
-Strength, patience, glory.
-Whom are you going to share your success with first?
-With my coach and mother.
-How would you like to remember these Olympics?
-I hope these won’t me my last Games and I will remember the Rio Olympics as my first Games.
Athletes: Lilit Harutyunyan
Gymnasts: Houry Gebeshyan
Shooter: Hrach Babayan
Wrestlers: Levan Berianidze
Boxers: Narek Abgaryan
Official partner – Ucom
ANOC press service
The second round was played
Victor Boin became the first athlete in history to pronounce the athletes’ oath.
Armenia’s other representatives at the European Championship had started with a defeat and left the struggle.
The first game of the 1/8 final between the GMs had also been a draw.