The 67th International Boxing Tournament “Strandja” has kicked off in Sofia, Bulgaria. European and world youth champion Anush Grigorgyan was the first from Armenia’s delegates who came out. As a result of draw, Anush Grigoryan’s opponent in the 1/16 finals became 2012 London Olympics’ winner, Baku European Games’ champion, European and world multiple medalist, England’s Virginia Nicola Adams. Grigoryan lost to the rival in all three rounds.
On February 24 Narek Abgaryan (52kg), Aram Avagyan (56kg), Samvel Barseghyan (60kg), Hovhannes Bachkov (64kg), Arman Darchinyan (69kg) and Arman Hovikyan (75kg) will compete.
Artur Hovhannisyan (49kg) and Narek Manasyan (91kg) will start fighting from the quarter-finals which will take place on February 25.
ANOC press office
The president of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia, Gagik Tsarukyan welcomed the year's best athletes at the final meeting of the year-end.
Martirosyan took the 5th place by the double-event of 402kg