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 Armenia’s Greco-Roman Wrestling Team member, Olympic silver medalist, world and European champion Arsen Julfalakyan. Julfalakyan Junior has almost all kinds of medals in his medal basket except the most desirable, Olympic gold. Long years of work, perseverance, dedication and endeavor of never giving up; Arsen is one of the few people who combines sporting career with education. During the photo session Julfalakyan once again appeared with characteristic of him professionalism and showed up in an original way in the photo series.
-What mascot are you going to take with you to the Olympics?
- My cross if it can be called a mascot.
-Whom would you like to see with you or among spectators?
-I’d like to see my mother and my wife but I realize that the presence of my family would distract me from the Olympics.
-Whom are you going to share your success first with?
-With my family. My family is always on my mind because only they know how difficult this all is.
-Please, describe the Olympic Games in three words.
-Magnificent holyday, peace symbol and dream.
-How would you like these Olympics to be remembered?
-Only as victorious.
Wrestler: Mihran Harutyunyan
Boxers: Narek Abgaryan
Official partner – Ucom
ANOC press service
At the 9th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Doha Harutyun Merdinyan
Scoring 207kg in the double-event
Armenia’s first representative.
The Armenia team ended its performance with 11 medals.