The press service of the NOC of Armenia continues the “Way to Minsk” project where we feature athletes representing Armenia at the European Games to be held in Minsk from June 21-30. Our 8th hero is judoka Ferdinand Karapetyan.
Date of birth: 19/12/1992
Place of birth: Vardenis
Participation in the European Games: First time
Most painful defeat: The defeat at the 2017 World Championship
Most important victory: The champion title of the 2018 European Championship
At the European Games…
“There is no difference if these are European Games or other tournament; I participate only for a victory. My only goal of any participation is the gold medal. I don’t like losing, It’s a disaster for me.”
The days of the judo competition at the European Games are June 22-25.
The championship has 357 participants including 142 GMs.
Robert Hovhannisyan places 8th with 7 points
On the eve Edmon Manukyan (48kg) and Daniel Gabrielyan (60kg) became silver medalists
Hakob Serobyan spoke about the championship results and the athletes’ achievements