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 especially for the “Road to Rio” project.
The next hero of our project is Boxer Vladimir Margaryan (69kg). Vladimir is from Yerevan, he was born in 1991. He has chosen boxing because his father has also been engaged in it. Like many representatives of this sport, Vladimir Margaryan is Muhammad Ali’s fan. Vladimir is an ambitious and never giving up personality, moreover, serious at the first sight, he has sharp humour. During the whole photo session he was joking and enjoying us. Our hero also likes reading.
-What mascot are you going to take with you to the Olympics?
-I won’t take any mascot, I have a cross.
-Whom would you like to see with you or among spectators?
-Ronaldinho (laughs). I’d like to see my Dad beside me.
-Whom are you going to share your success first with?
-After leaving the ring I will meet Mr Aghamalyan first (team’s head coach).
-Please, describe the Olympic Games in three words.
-Festival, hard work and struggle.
-How would you like these Olympics to be remembered?
-With good participation.
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ANOC press service
The opening ceremony was attended by ANOC President Gagik Tsarukyan.
The Armenia grand master winning 7 points in 9 rounds took the 3rd place.
The XXXI Summer Olympics will be held from August 5 to 21 in Rio de Janeiro