President of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) Ruben Hayrapetyan has criticized the national team’s coach Bernard Challandes for his recent work, saying, however, that the Swiss specialist should be given another chance to live up to expectations.
Bernard Challandes, the new head coach of Armenia’s national soccer team, believes shortage of substitute players could be one of the key problems that possibly prevented the Havakakan from qualifying for a major international tournament yet.
Armenian weightlifter Vanik Avetisyan has won a silver medal at the European championships taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Performing in the 69-kg weight division, Avetisyan lifted 315 kilograms in snatch, clean and jerk combination (140kg+175kg). Thanks to his personal weight the Armenian managed to beat Moldova’s Sergey Cheshir and Russia’s Felix Khalibekov.
Armenia’s Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan defeated his Turkish opponent Cenk Ildem in the final at the 2014 European Wrestling Championships in Vantaa, Finland, to claim the continent’s title for the third time in his career.
Armenian grandmasters Levon Aronian and Sergei Movsesian have won the titles of German Team Champion as members of Baden-Baden Club.
Baden-Baden won all the 15 matches of the championship, scoring 30 points out of 30 possible, reports Armchess.am.
Two Armenian women chess players have won medals at chess championships played in Russia.
WGM Karina Ambartsumova scored 6 points out of 9 and took the bronze medal at Moscow Women’s Championship. WGM Daria Charochkina became the champion of Moscow with 7.5 points, reports Armchess.am.
Top Armenian chessman Levon Aronian suffered two defeats in his last two games at the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, placing sixth in the eight-man standings topped by India’s Vishy Anand.