Greco-Roman Wrestling: Julfalakyan Wins Greco-Roman 74kg Gold For Ar


Xinhua General News Service
August 21, 2007 Tuesday

Arsen Julfalakyan took gold in Greco-Roman 74kg class to earn Armenia
the first medal in the first day of 2007 Junior World Wrestling
Championships here on Tuesday.

Julfalakyan easily defeated Elvin Mursaliyev from Azerbaijan in
the final with 2-0 (6-0,2-1). The bronze medal is shared by Dmytro
Arabadzhy from Ukraine and Latvia wrestler V. Aleksandrs.

China was so close to their first medal that Xin Xiaowei fought
against Aleksandrs for the bronze. But he lost the match 0-2 (0-5,
1-1) and only got 5th place.

"Watching matches from other wrestlers make me realize my
disadvantages. I learnt a lot in these championships," said Xin after
the loss.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS