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 specially for the “Road to Rio” project.
The next hero of our project is Armenian Greco-Roman Wrestling Team member Maxim Manukyan (85kg) who has placed 5th at the first European Games held in Baku. If you have slightly followed Maxim’s bouts you would have noticed the wonderful technique that he possesses. His throws have captured the United World Wrestling’s (UWW) attention many times. Maxim’s trick in the bout against an Azerbaijani athlete at the European games was named “the best trick of the year” by UWW. Maxim is a taciturn person and doesn’t like to be photographed.
-What mascot are you going to take with you to the Olympics?
- In all honesty, I haven’t thought of it.
-Whom would you like to see with you or among spectators?
-My personal coach.
-Whom are you going to share your success first with?
-With my brother
-Please, describe the Olympic Games in three words.
-Dream, desire to win and hard work.
-How would you like these Olympics to be remembered?
Wrestler: Arsen Julfalakyan
Boxers: Narek Abgaryan
Official partner – Ucom
ANOC press service
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