01:15  AMT,  April 28, 2018

Armenia’s Karapetian beats Azerbaijan opponent, becomes European champion (PHOTOS)

Ferdinand Karapetian of Armenia has become 2018 European judo champion.

Karapetian, 26, defeated his Azerbaijani opponent Hidayet Heydarov in the 73kg weight class of the European Judo Championships 2018 being held in Tel Aviv, Israel.

As a result, Karapetian repeated the success achieved by Armen Nazaryan, the Armenian Judo National Team head coach, by becoming European champion 13 years later.

A total of 368 athletes from 44 countries are competing in the European Judo Championships 2018.

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