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 swimmer Monica Vasilyan: She was born in Yerevan in 1995. She started swimming when she was 3. Vasilyan is a multiple champion of Armenia. The Armenian swimmers will take part in these Olympic Games with a wild card.
During the photo session Monica stood out with her sincerity and modesty. Speaking about swimming Vasilyan stressed that she loves water very much.
-What lucky mascot are you going to take with you to the Olympics?
-Actually, my grandmother brings me luck because she is always present at my tournaments. But I also have a bear which is with me everywhere.
-Whom would you like to see with you or among spectators?
-My mother, grandmother and my friends. Unfortunately, my father died months ago but I’d like to see him, too.
-Please describe the Olympic Games in three words.
-Success, of course, dream and work.
-Whom are you going to share your success with first?
-How would you like to remember these Olympics?
-As happy and unforgettable.
Judoka: Hovhannes Davtyan
Athletes: Gor Nerkararyan
Gymnasts: Houry Gebeshyan
Shooter: Hrach Babayan
Wrestlers: Levan Berianidze
Boxers: Narek Abgaryan
Official partner – Ucom
ANOC press service
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