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Arsen with Olympic gold
Birthplace Armenia
Birth date 19 February 1989
Lived in Armenia, Russia
Resides in Russia
Profession Judo
Ethnicities Armenian
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 in an interview published last year.

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