Member of Armenia’s Greco-Roman wrestling team Varsham Borayan shared his first impressions after becoming a European champion.
-Varsham, I congratulate you on capturing the long-awaited gold medal. Fans know you as an unlucky athlete who every time falls behind from a medal. Have you had any luck, this time?
- Yes, you are right (laughs). Every time something impeded me to succeed. This time, thanks God, I had no serious injuries and I managed to conquer gold.
-What would you say about your opponents?
-Each of them was a worthy rival. I would single out the bouts of the finals and the semifinals. However, when you are determined to win nothing can impede you.
-Can we say that this time you were better prepared psychologically?
-My coaches, Aram and particularly, the team’s head coach Levon Julfalakyan had encouraged me much, especially before the finals. I am very thankful to them; this is a victory for all of us.
-Varsham, here we saw a noticeable bad refereeing against the Armenian wrestlers. Weren’t you concerned of becoming the next victim of that bad refereeing?
-To be honest, there was some concern during the finals but everything ended successfully.
-Your weight is not Olympic. Are you going to change your weight class?
-I haven’t thought of it.
-What plans do you have?
-I have no planns yet.
ANOC press service
The World Wrestling Clubs Cup was held from December 17 to 18
We want to present you our athletes’ achievements of the past 12 months and the remarkable events of sporting life.
Medvedeva took the first place
Today at the European Championship wrestlers of 61, 74, 86, 92 and 125 kg will start the struggle.
In the first game the Armenian team had met Yesentuki’s veterans