Armenia at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Armenia competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. A team of 25 athletes, consisting of 9 wrestlers, 6 weightlifters, 4 boxers, 2 athletes, 2 judokas, 1 sport shooter and 1 swimmer was selected. With a total of six bronze medals, Armenia won more medals than in all previous Olympic Games combined.[3]

Armenia at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Armenia.svg
IOC codeARM
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Armenia
Websitewww.armnoc.am (in Armenian)
in Beijing
Competitors25[1] in 7 sports
Flag bearer Albert Azaryan[2] (opening)
Harutyun Yenokyan (closing)
Medals
Ranked 62nd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Tigran Vardan Martirosyan Weightlifting Men's 85 kg
  Bronze Roman Amoyan Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg
  Bronze Gevorg Davtyan Weightlifting Men's 77 kg
  Bronze Yury Patrikeyev Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg
  Bronze Hrachik Javakhyan Boxing Lightweight

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Melik Janoyan Javelin throw 64.47 37 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ani Khachikyan 100 m 12.76 6 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Armenia had four boxers qualify for the Olympics. Javakhyan and Hambardzumyan qualified in their weight classes at the World Boxing Championships.[4] Hakobyan qualified in the middleweight at the first European qualifying tournament.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hovhannes Danielyan Light flyweight   Essomba (CMR)
W 9–3
  Zhakypov (KAZ)
L 7–13
Did not advance
Hrachik Javakhyan Lightweight Bye   Lawal (NGR)
W 12–0
  Baik J-S (KOR)
W WO
  Tishchenko (RUS)
L 5–10
Did not advance  
Eduard Hambardzumyan Light welterweight   Díaz (DOM)
L 4–11
Did not advance
Andranik Hakobyan Middleweight   Saraku (GHA)
W 14–8
  Rasulov (UZB)
L 3–7
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hovhannes Davtyan Men's −60 kg Bye   Piker (CUB)
W 0100–0010
  Kim K-J (PRK)
L 0000–0022
Did not advance
Armen Nazaryan Men's −66 kg Bye   El Hady (EGY)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Norayr Bakhtamyan 10 m air pistol 580 12 Did not advance
50 m pistol 555 15 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mikael Koloyan 100 m freestyle 51.89 56 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan −69 kg 153 3 185 3 338 DSQ
Gevorg Davtyan −77 kg 165 2 195 5 360  
Ara Khachatryan 162 4 191 10 353 7
Edgar Gevorgyan −85 kg 176 5 196 DNF 176 DNF
Tigran Vardan Martirosyan 177 4 203 3 380  
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Hripsime Khurshudyan −75 kg 105 7 130 10 235 11

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Martin Berberyan −60 kg   Azarbayjani (CAN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 17
Suren Markosyan −66 kg   Farniev (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 18
Harutyun Yenokyan −84 kg Bye   Rhimi (TUN)
W 3–1 PP
  Mindorashvili (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Bichinashvili (GER)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Roman Amoyan −55 kg Bye   Imanbayev (KAZ)
W 3–1 PP
  Gogitadze (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
  Bayramov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Bye   Hernández (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
 
Karen Mnatsakanyan −60 kg   Sasamoto (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 17
Arman Adikyan −66 kg   Lőrincz (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Arsen Julfalakyan −74 kg   Shatskykh (UKR)
W 3–1 PP
  Bácsi (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Denis Forov −84 kg   Matsumoto (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
  Vering (USA)
W 3–1 PP
  Abrahamian (SWE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Yury Patrikeyev −120 kg Bye   Sakr (EGY)
W 3–1 PP
  López (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Artsiukhin (BLR)
W 3–1 PP
  Sjöberg (SWE)
W 3–1 PP
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in French) 25 sportifs seront engagés sous les couleurs de l’Arménie aux Jeux Olympiques de Pékin Archived 2008-09-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Albert Azaryan – Armenian flag bearer in Olympics
  3. ^ Results of Armenian athletes in Olympic Games. Archived September 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 Archived 2008-09-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "1st AIBA European Olympic Qualifying Tournament". Archived from the original on 2008-02-17. Retrieved 2008-05-14.

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