11:44  +04,  July 9, 2016

Armenia’s Bachkov wins Olympic qualification tournament (PHOTOS)

Armenia national boxing team member Hovhannes Bachkov won the champion’s title in the 64kg weight class at the last Olympic qualification event, which is held in Venezuela.

In the final, he defeated his Qatari opponent with a knockout in the third round.

Thanks to his win in the semifinals, however, Bachkov had already qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

As a result, Team Armenia will compete in the Olympic boxing ring with five athletes, for the first time in the history of Armenian boxing.

Prior to Hovhannes Bachkov, Artur Hovhannisyan (49 kg), Narek Abgaryan (52 kg), Aram Avagyan (56 kg), and Vladimir Margaryan (69 kg) already had qualified for the Rio Olympics.

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