Olympics: Winning Start for Bulgaria’s Nazaryan

Novinite, Bulgaria
Aug 25 2004

Winning Start for Bulgaria’s Nazaryan

Bulgaria’s Armen Nazaryan won his first wrestling battle in the
Olympics, defeating Elgharably of Egypt. Photo by

Bulgarian wrestler Armen Nazaryan overpowered his first Olympic rival
on Wednesday.

Nazaryan, 22, won over Ashraf Elgharably of Egypt, in Pool C of men’s
Greco-Roman 60kg pool elimination.

The Armenia-born athlete, who is married to a Bulgarian, is two times
World and Olympic champion.