On the first day of the U23 Senior World Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship kicked off in Budapest, Hungary, Armenia had 5 representatives: Norayr Hakhoyan (55 kg), Slavik Galstyan (63 kg), Vahe Poghosyan (77 kg), Albert Yeghikyan (87 kg) and Davit Ovasapyan (130 kg).
Davit Ovasapyan performed best of all starting the struggle from the 1/8 finals and having two wins. In the semifinals the Armenian wrestler competed with Georgian Zviadi Pataridze and lost 1:4. On 2 November Ovasapyan will wrestle for a bronze medal.
Norayr Hakhoyan (55 kg), starting from the 1/8 finals, lost it 4:4 to Russia’s Emin Sefershaev who qualified for the finals. Norayr Hakhoyan has got a chance to fight for a bronze medal on 2 November. In the first repechage bout he will face Hungarian Richard Racz․
2019 world bronze medalist Slavik Galstyan (63 kg) and Albert Yeghikyan (87 kg) after starting with a victory suffered defeat in the second bouts and left the competition and Vahe Poghosyan (77 kg) was beaten in the qualification round.
Other members of the Armenia Greco-Roman team, Armen Melikyan (60 kg), Hayk Melikyan (67 kg), Hrant Kalachyan (72 kg) and Arman Vardanyan (82 kg), will enter the mat on 2 November.
Artur Avetisyan got 14.900 points.
The IOC president was awarded Honorary Doctorate of the University of Gdansk.
Pashik Alaverdyan summed up the passing year and spoke about the 2016 European Championship
Lilith Mkrtchyan and Siranush Ghukasyan celebrated victories.
Anush Grigoryan had started performing from 1/8 finals.
The Armenia team has won nine medals – one gold, three silver and five bronze.