With 5 bronze medals collected at the Beijing 2008 Olympic games Armenia is ranked 15th along with Czech, Romania, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Kazakhstan teams as of Saturday, August 16th, 2008. Although the hopes and demands from the Armenian team were much higher initially, this is not a bad company to be in. It is of course ironic for many Armenians to watch Armenian national Artur Aivazian winning gold for Ukraine in Men’s 50m Rifle Prone shooting, while the national team has to settle for bronze, but spirits are high as controversy over country ranking breaks out and Armenia comes on top of all as correlation between the population and medal count reveals, that we’re actually doing better then most having won 3 bronzes at that point, while having only 3 million people to give birth to that many talented sportsmen. Currently our bronze age continues, with 5 bronze medals won in the disciplines of Weightlifting and Wrestling and the Olympics are not over yet.
For those who’re too lazy to check the Armenian medalists page, here’s a snapshot of our successes:
MARTIROSYAN Tigran Gevorg
|Men’s 77kg||DAVTYAN Gevorg|
|Men’s 85kg||MARTIROSYAN Tigran Varban|
|Wrestling||Men’s Greco-Roman 55 kg||AMOYAN Roman|
|Men’s Greco-Roman 120 kg||PATRIKEEV Yuri|