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
From November 12 to 22 the capital city of Island Reykjavik will host the European Team Chess Championship
In 2015, Armenian weightlifters have won 60 medals
The World Championship kicks off on November 20 and ends on November 28.
In the next round Aronyan will compete with Nilo Grandelius