London 2012 Armenian Olympians: Arsen Sargsyan

17:32   14 July, 2012

YEREVAN.- NEWS.am Sport continues to present the 25 Armenian Olympians.

Arsen Sargsyan athletics – long jump

Born on December 13, 1984 in Vanadzor

Arsen got involved in long jump in 2000.  He is a multiple champion of Armenia.

Personal coach – Sedrak Dallakyan

He gained the title of Armenia’s champion in 2012 jumping 8.20 m and qualifying to the London Olympics.  

Arsen Sargsyan will start competitions on August 3.

Long jump…

“I came to athletics when I was 14. I was involved in triple jump and long jump. For a long time I could not decide which sport to choose. My first best result was five meters. After I showed 5.60 m I started to improve my skills gradually. The best result was showed at 2012 Armenia’s championships held in Artashat,” Arsen said.

I am in London…

“This is my first Olympic Games. I am very excited and feel the responsibility. Although I am not alone, together with Vardan Pakhlevanyan, but whatever, I cannot but worry. I am in a good shape, but I think you need to do more work. I usually train in Moscow. This year was not an exception. I trained a lot and tried to focus on the upcoming Games.”

Expectations…

“I do not like to speak about things beforehand. Expectations are high. I think I would not disappoint myself. I wouldn’t like to disappoint my wife, my child and the coach.”



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