17-Year-Old Haik Martirosyan To Be Given Grandmaster Title
The junior Armenian chess players registered impressive results at the European Individual Chess Championship 2017 held at Minsk, Belarus.
“Haik Martirosyan, Aram Hakobyan, Artur Davtyan and Arman Mikaelyan played in grandmaster fashion. It is quite a great achievement to fulfill that sature at such a young age,” Mikayel Andreasyan, General Secretary of the Chess Federation of Armenia, said at a press conference on Monday.
Seventeen-year-old Haik Martirosyan will be granted the Gra...
FIFA: Armenia drop 3 spots
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Thursday issued its new World Ranking.
Accordingly, the Armenian national squad have fallen three spots and are now ranked 85th in the new FIFA standings, albeit they have played no matches since the previous World Ranking.
The squad’s once 30th ranking was a record-breaking high for the country.
Argentina continue to top the FIFA World Ranking; they still are followed by Brazil and—reining world champions—German...
Mkhitaryan assists homeless man in Manchester
Manchester United (England; a.k.a. Red Devils) midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped out a homeless man in Manchester, according to the Mirror newspaper of Great Britain.
Coming out of the San Carlo Italian restaurant in the city center, the captain of the Armenian national football squad approached his car, near which he saw a homeless man, and he gave him a £5 (about $6.30) note.
According to British press, the 28-year-old Armenia international’s weekly salary at the Red Devils is...
Armenia’s Grigoryan becomes international tournament winner
On April 16 and 17, the national taekwondo team of Armenia competed in the prestigious G1 ranking Fajr Cup that was held in Sari, Iran.
At the event, Armenia’s Arsen Grigoryan (87kg) won a gold medal while Sergey Vardazaryan (68kg) became a bronze medalist in their respective weight classes, informed the Taekwondo Federation of Armenia.
A total of 26 teams from 19 countries participated in this tournament.
At the end, Armenia ranked fourth in team, but third in country standings.
Armenia freestyle wrestlers to return from Turkey with 2 medals
The national freestyle wrestling team of Armenia will return home with two medals from an international tournament that wrapped up in Istanbul, Turkey.
On the last day of this event, Narek Sirunyan won a silver medal in the 65kg category.
A day earlier, Volodya Frangulyan had become a bronze medalist in the 61kg competition.
Mkhitaryan expresses support to Borussia Dortmund
Armenian national football squad captain and Manchester United (England) midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan expressed support to his former club Borussia Dortmund (Germany), whose team bus was hit by explosive devices on Tuesday.
“I was deeply shocked by the explosions last night in Dortmund, a city that has a very special place in my heart,” Mkhitaryan wrote on his Facebook page. “I want to send my support to Borussia Dortmund, the fans and I also wish a speedy recovery to Marc Ba...