Arsen with Olympic gold
|Birth date|| 19 February 1989|
|Lived in|| Armenia, Russia|
|Resides in|| Russia|
|Dialects|| Eastern Armenian|
|Major works||Olympic Gold Medal for Judo|
Armenian Athlete Secures First Olympic Gold for Russia
Posted by Weekly Staff on July 28, 2012
LONDON (A.W.)—Armenian athlete Arsen Galstyan secured Russia’s first Olympic gold in the 60-kilogram judo competition.
In the semi-final and final rounds, Galstyan defeated double world champion Rishod Sobirov (Uzbekistan) and Hiroaki Hiraoka (Japan) respectively.
Commentators deemed Galstyan’s victory a surprise, as he is ranked number five in the world.
Galstyan had won the bronze medal in the most recent Judo world championships.
Galstyan was born in Armenia on Feb. 19, 1989. The 5’7’’ (170 cm) athlete is coached by Igor Romanov. He sometimes trains with his two brothers, Arman and Tigran.
“When I have nobody to train with, I [recruit] one of my brothers. It seems to me that my victories give them additional stimulation to train and win,” he told Judolinda.ru in an interview published last year.
|Armenian dialects||Eastern Armenian +|
|Birth date||19 February 1989 +|
|Birth day||19 +|
|Birth month||February +|
|Birth year||1,989 +|
|Birthplace name||Armenia +|
|Lived in||Armenia + and Russia +|
|Major works||Olympic Gold Medal for Judo +|
|Person name||Arsen Galstyan +|