15:04  ,  July 28, 2012

London Olympics 2012: Russian-Armenian judoist is at quarterfinals

Russian Olympic judo team member Arsen Galstyan (60 kg) qualified for the quarterfinals in his London Olympics campaign.

Galstyan defeated his Monacan opponent in the last-8, and he will face South Korea’s representative to make it to the semifinals. 

And as NEWS.am Sport informed earlier, Armenia’s judoist Hovhannes Davtyan defeated Azerbaijan’s Ilgar Mushkiyev in the men’s Judo 60 kg last-16, on the first day of the London Olympic Games.

His next opponent is the winner of the Serjio Pessoa (Canada) vs. Yerkebulan Kossayev (Kazakhstan) last-8 fight.

Hovhannes Davtyan was born on November 25, 1985. He got involved in Judo at the age of 12. Hovhannes is European runner-up (2007, 2011), winner of the World Super Cup, and bronze medalist at the 2009 World championships. 

“I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m going to London to win. It is the dream of every athlete to win in the Olympics, and I am leaving to make my dream come true,” he had said ahead of the 2012 London Games.

To note, the 2012 London Olympics officially kicked off on Friday and they will come to a close on August 12.


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