Swimmer Vahan Mkhitaryan: “Road to Rio”

12:17 - 20 Jul, 2016

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 swimmer Vahan Mkhitaryan. He was born in Yerevan in 1996. He started swimming when he was 5. Mkhitaryan is a multiple record holder and champion of Armenia. He is specialized in freestyle swimming. He feels perfectly swimming in short distances.  Mkhitaryan’s younger sister and brother are also interested in swimming.  

Mkhitaryan is a Nanjing Youth Olympics participant. During the whole photo session Vahan stood out with his creativeness conveying high spirit to everybody.


-What lucky mascot are you going to take with you to the Olympics?

-I have no lucky mascot but he is superstitious.

-Whom would you like to see with you or among spectators?

-My family.

-Please describe the Olympic Games in three words.

-Work, work, work.

-Whom are you going to share your success with first?

-I’ll first call my father.

-How would you like to remember these Olympics?

-As well as possible.


Swimmer: Monica Vasilyan

Judoka: Hovhannes Davtyan

Athletes: Gor Nerkararyan

Gayane Chiloyan

Lilit Harutyunyan

Levon Aghasyan

Diana Khubeseryan

Amaliya Sharoyan

Gymnasts: Houry Gebeshyan

Harutyun Medinyan

Artur Davtyan 

Shooter: Hrach Babayan

Wrestlers: Levan Berianidze

Georgy Ketoyev

 Davit Safaryan 

Garnik Mnatcakanyan

Artur Aleksanyan

Maxim Manukyan

Arsen Julfalakyan

Mihran Harutyunyan

Boxers: Narek Abgaryan

 Aram Avagyan

Vladimir Margaryan

Artur Hovhannisyan

Official partner – Ucom

ANOC press service

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