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Armenia Sports News Digest for Monday, February 17, 2020


Here is the Daily Digest of sports news for Armenia for Monday, February 17, 2020. The important stories are:

Armenian women’s national team to face Lithuania in a friendly

The Armenian women’s national team will hold a training
session at the Football Academy from February 28 to March 6, the Football
Federation of Armenia informs.

Coached by Manuk Sargsyan, the women’s team will
face Lithuania twice in friendlies.

The matches will take plane on March 4 and 6.

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Armenian divers win synchro silver at FINA Grand Prix

Armenian divers win synchro silver at FINA Grand Prix

February 17, 2020 – 12:43 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian divers Vladimir Harutyunyan and Vartan Bayanduryan took silver in the men’s 10-metre synchro of the FINA Grand Prix on Sunday, February 16.

FINA is the international swimming federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports

The Armenian duo scored 332.76 points in the competition, CBC reports.

Laurent Gosselin-Paradis of Montreal and Ethan Pitman of Edmonton won the gold medal, while Maicol Verzotto and Julian Verzotto of Italy took bronze.

The first leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix began on February 14 in Madrid, Spain, the first of eight stops in total. The series will visit five continents and will conclude in Australia in November.

The next leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix will take place in Rostock in Germany on February 20.

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Armenian freestyle wrestler claims bronze at European Championships

Armenian freestyle wrestler claims bronze at European Championships

February 17, 2020 – 11:02 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Freestyle wrestler Arsen Harutyunyan of Armenia won bronze at the European Wrestling Championships in Rome on Sunday, February 16.

Harutyunyan defeated the Greek wrestler Georgios Pilidis in the 61 kilograms event to secure the third spot.

Towards the end of the bout, Pilidis suffered a knee injury which Harutyunyan couldn’t help but notice.

Keeping to the rules of fair competition, the Armenian stopped putting pressure on his opponent and offered his help instead.

Earlier, Armenian Greco-Roman wrestlers Gevorg Gharibyan and Artur Aleksanyan had claimed the 60 and 98 kilograms titles, respectively, while Karen Aslanyan (67 kg) and Karapet Chalyan (77 lg) had won bronze medals.

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Today on Twitter

Here are a few tweets about Armenia from some of the Twitter accounts we follow. Get in touch with us via Twitter if you want to be part of this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

No, not finished yet… Greco-Roman #wrestlers🤼‍♂️ Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flag🇦🇲 on pedestal by taking the #bronze medals🥉 during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome


We congratulate our colleagues and the friendly Lithuanian people on the Day of the Restoration of the State of #Lithuania🇱🇹. @Armenia 🇦🇲 highly values its relations with Lithuania🇱🇹 & hopes to maintain and strengthen political dialogue for the benefit of our countries.

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 addressed @UN_Women ExecutiveBoard, stressing that wider political & economic participation of #women & better social protection mechanisms that would enable women & girls to realize their full potential are among the central priorities of @armgov

The #Abkhaz Ombudswoman says the hospital has not been given funds allocated to it by the state budget in months:

Delegation led by Deputy Defense Minister of #Armenia #GabrielBalayan attends @NATO #DefMin in #RSM format. Continued contribution of Armenia🇦🇲 and other partners to peace and stability in #Afghanistan highly appreciated by #NATO Allies.

✊32 years ago, these days, the #Karabakhmovement began. With mass demonstration the people of #Artsakh demanded from the Soviet Union the withdrawal of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) from the #Azerbaijan SSR and its reunion with the Soviet #Armenia.


A productive meeting w/ #President of #Armenia, H.E. Armen Sarkissian today. We discussed our mutual cooperation as #constitutional institutions; projects of the Human Rights Defender (@OmbudsArmenia ); #humanrights issues; #reforms of the #Constitution & #judicial-#legal system.

I looked at composition of Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s first elected parliament (1991-95). Some things stood out: of 81 seats, 6 were set aside for NKR’s Azerbaijani minority (3 in Shushi, 1 in Khojali, 1 in Karadagli & 1 in Umudlu); they remained vacant.

On March 31 #Artsakh people votes in General Elections, testament 2 #EarnedSovereignty Democratic ideals & statehood.
Thus,@mfankr launches accreditation& invites journalists 2 aid Dem processes by following events on the ground
#Karabakh #ArtsakhVotes2020

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