17:18  ,  June 22, 2013

Two boxers to represent Armenia at 2013 Universiade

By Lusine Shahbazyan

YEREVAN. – Armenian boxing national team is drawing major importance to Universiade, head coach Karen Aghamalyan said in an interview with NEWS.am Sport.

The 27th Summer Universiade will be held in Kazan on July 6-17 and will include 27 sports.

Armenian athletes will participate in chess, swimming, wrestling, boxing, judo, sambo, weightlifting and athletics competitions.

Two Armenian boxers will compete for the Universiade medals.

“Koryun Simonyan will represent Armenia in the category of 49 kg and Arthur Kirajyan – in 64 kg,” he said, adding that boxers will face serious competition.

“Such teams as Russia and Cuba will present their boxers. Participation in the games will help us gain experience and prepare for the world championships,” he added.

Karen Aghamalyan noted they do expect medals, since it is senseless to participate in any competitions without a hope of winning a medal.  

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