15:48  ,  July 28, 2012

London Olympics 2012: Russian-Armenian judoist is in semis

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

Galstyan defeated his South Korean opponent in the quarterfinals, and he will face Uzbekistan’s representative to make it to the final. 

To note, Galstyan defeated his Monacan opponent in the last-8.

And as NEWS.am Sport informed earlier, Armenia’s judoist Hovhannes Davtyan reached Olympic Games quarterfinals by defeating Kazakhstan’s Yerkebulan Kossayev.

His opponent for the quarterfinals is Italy’s Elio Verde, who defeated Mexico’s Nabor Castillo.   

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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