Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler Gevorg Gharibyan (132 lbs) defeated Turkey’s Kerim Kamal 5 to 5, clinching the gold medal at the 2020 European Championships underway in Rome, Italy.
A four-point takedown in a dramatic final bout helped the Armenian secure the champion’s European Champion title. The Turkish wrestler managed to level on points, but, in the case of a draw, preference is given to the individual who performs a more complex trick.
Armenia’s Karen Aslanyan won a bronze medal in the 147 lbs division.
Armenia has recently been defeated in all spheres in the field of diplomacy regarding the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
After Germany announced the decision to close the office of the so-called “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” (NKR) in Berlin, another decision was adopted in the European Parliament. In accordance with this decision, the European countries called on Armenia to acknowledge the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.
The European Parliament’s statement was made in response to Yerevan’s intention to begin construction of a new highway from Armenia’s Kapan city to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region through Gubadli and Jabrayil districts of Azerbaijan.
Only Im Kayl (My Step) MPs will participate in today’s parliamentary vote on stripping Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan of his immunity, thus paving the way for his arrest on a number of charges including illegal business activity and vote buying.
The BHK and the Bright Armenia (LH) factions have said they will abstain from voting.
Im Kayl holds a majority in the National Assembly with 88 seats. The BHK and LH have 25 and 17 deputies respectively.
LH faction leader Edmon Marukyan criticized Pashinyan’s government for playing politics in its dealings with Tsarukyan and the BHK.
“When you needed the BHK, it was a good force and Gagik Tsarukyan was a large businessman. You could go to his house and party. Isn’t there a selection applicatio