We regret to inform that Ruben Hakobyan, the founder president of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia, passed away at the age of 74 after a long illness.
His contribution to the creation and development of the NOC of Armenia is invaluable.
The entire staff of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia presents its condolences to Hakobyan’s family and relatives wishing them strength, fortitude and patience.
The winner of the tournament became Magnus Carlsen
Another representative of Armenia Rafael Simonyan (91kg) was knocked out
The Armenian weightlifter took the 2nd place lifting a combined weight of 241 kg
650 athletes from 23 countries of the world took part in the European Championship.