Armenia won its first gold medal at the European Games.
Samboist Tigran Kirakosyan (52 kg) became a gold medalist of the European Games underway in Minsk, Belarus.
The Armenian samboist competed with Azerbaijani Aghasif Samadov in the decisive bout and celebrated victory, 4:0.
Tigran Kirakosyan had started the struggle from the quarterfinals where had had a confident victory over Ukraine’s Roman Bratchenko, 7:0.
In the semifinal Kirakosyan had taken advantage over Russia’s Andrei Kubarkov (3:3).
So of 6 samboists representing Armenia at the European Games 3 won medals.
On June 22 David Grigoryan (82 kg) became a silver medalist, today Arsen Ghazaryan (74 kg) won bronze and Tigran Kirakosyan became a champion.
Maksim Manukyan (57 kg), Asya Lalazaryan (48 kg) and Grigor Sahakyan (90 kg) lost the bouts for bronze.
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The Armenian club has had only one win in six games and has suffered 5 losses.