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 weightlifter, European reigning champion Andranik Karapetyan. Andranik was born in 1995. He started weightlifting at the age of 12. He studies at the Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture. Karapetyan has a calmness characteristic of him which becomes more expressive during tournaments.
The European champion is one of the main hopes of the Armenian Olympic team to conquer a medal at the Olympic Games. He is perfectly conscious that for achieving great sporting success besides being talented one needs to work devotedly.
- What lucky mascot are you going to take with you to the Olympics?
-I haven’t got a lucky mascot.
-Whom would you like to see with you or among spectators?
-I think, no one, maybe it will increase the tension and I can dropethe barbell.
-Please describe the Olympic Games in three words.
-Participation, great dream and great strive.
-Whom are you going to share your success with first?
-It's a secret with whom I will share my first victory.
-How would you like to remember these Olympics?
-Only with a victory.
Weighlifter: Simon Martirosyan
Swimmers: Vahan Mkhitaryan
Judoka: Hovhannes Davtyan
Athletes: Gor Nerkararyan
Gymnasts: Houry Gebeshyan
Shooter: Hrach Babayan
Wrestlers: Levan Berianidze
Boxers: Hovhannes Bachkov
Official partner – Ucom
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