The Armenian Wrestling Federation considers the participation of Armenian teams in the U23 European Championship inexpedient.
Armenian Greco-Roman wrestling team’s coach Levon Julfalakyan and Armenian youth team’s head coach Avetik Vardanyan confirmed the information in a conversation with the ANOC press service.
In 2015 at the U23 European Championship Armenian freestyle wrestlers Valodya Frangulyan (61kg) became a champion and Grigor Grigoryan (74kg) – a silver medalist. From the Greco-Roman wrestling team Karapet Chalyan became a bronze medalist of 75kg weight class and Sargis Kocharyan (80kg) a silver medalist.
The 2016 U23 European Championship will be held from March 29 to April 4 in Bulgaria.
Photo by UWW
ANOC press service
The Armenian Championships had brought together 140 athletes from Vanadzor, Gyumri.
The leader is Spain’s Javier Fernandez
Last time the Armenian juniors participated in this age group of the European Championship in 2011
Zhirayr Sargsyan had started the competition from the 1/16 finals.