LONDON (A.W.)—Russian-Armenian boxer David Ayrapetyan won a bronze medal for Russia in the men’s Light Fly (49 kg.) boxing competition.
The 28-year-old Ayrapetyan already had an impressive record before arriving in London, having won gold at the 2006 European championships, silver at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championship held in Milan, and bronze at the same championship in 2011, held in Baku.
The 5’2″ (158 cm.) boxer, who was born in Baku in 1983, had lost in the first round in the 2008 Olympics.
On July 28, another Russian-Armenian, Arsen Galstyan, secured Russia’s first Olympic gold in the 60 kg. judo competition. It was also Russia’s first Olympic gold in judo since the break-up of the Soviet Union.
Galstyan was on Feb. 19, 1989 in Armenia. The 5’7’’ (170 cm.) athlete is coached by Igor Romanov. He sometimes trains with his two brothers, Arman and Tigran.