Weightlifter Simon Martirosyan conquered gold medal at Taipei Universiade
Armenia’s men’s weightlifting team member Simon Martirosyan (105kg) has won gold medal at the Taipei Summer Universiade underway in Taiwan. As the National Olympic Committee reported, the Armenian was declared champion by the double-event of 401kg (180+221), only slightly failing to set a new record.
To remind, Armenia is represented by 16 student athletes at Universiade who are competing in 7 sports, including Weightlifting, Diving, Fencing, Gymnastics, Judo, Taekwondo.
YEREVAN, September 27. /ARKA/. Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian has clinched his second FIDE World Cup title and the $120,000 first prize 12 years after winning it for the first time in Russian Khanty-Mansiysk. In today's tiebreak against Ding Liren of China Aronian won both rapid games.
Before the tiebreak they played four classic games that ended in draw - 2: 2. The FIDE World Cup is hosted by Tbilisi, Georgia, from September 2nd to 28th. Some 128 players were allowed to play under the knockout system.
Aronian has also qualified as a candidate to fight for world chess champion title, which will be held in March 2018 in Berlin, Germany. -0-
93-year-old Armenian man may be the world's oldest masters diver
Even at 93 years old, Tom Hairabedian is diving head-first into competition.
The oldest masters level diver in the world, known as “Dr. Dive”, began competing at 17 years old, and though he’s slowed down a bit, he’s still performing dives most people decades younger wouldn’t even dream of attempting, FanSided says.
According to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, where Hairabedian has been a member since 2007, he developed his “can do it” mentality from his mother and father, who survived the Armenian Genocide and served as a Captain in the Russian Army, respectively.
He competed on USC’s diving team and then went on to become the head swimming and diving coach at Central Missouri State University.
At the Masters level, he has more than 140 national titles and 16 world titles.
He even takes his dives all the way up to the 10-meter platform (that’s 32 feet). Check out his backflip from that height when he was 90 years old.
Born in 1924, Hairbedian is capable of putting on a show off the diving boards, too. In July, he played the national anthem on his harmonica at the USA Masters Games in Carlsbad, Calif.
He has a doctorate degree in physical education and follows a raw foods diet, and it’s paid off. He doesn’t have any metal holding his body together, like many of his friends who are former divers, and he reports no major health issues.
Three Armenian players granted chess Grandmaster title by FIDE
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) granted Armenian chess players Manuel Petrosyan, Hayk Martirosyan, and Arman Mikayelyan chess Grandmaster (GM) titles during the organization’s 88th congress. As the Chess Federation of Armenia reported, another Armenian player Rafayel Bakunts received a title of international master (IM), while Sona Asatryan earned International Woman Master (IWM) for the impressive victory at the U-18 European Championship.
Weightlifter Arpine Dalalyan declared U-20 European Champion
The last the of the competition at the U-20 and U-23 European Weightlifting Championships is held today in Durres, Albania. As the National Olympic Committee reported, the representative of Armenia Arpine Dalalyan competing in the 90+ weight class won the champion’s title with a total score of 228 kg. The Armenian athlete claimed gold medals both in the snatch (97kg) and clean and jerk (131kg).
Four representatives of Armenia – Samvel Gasparyan (105kg), Simon Martirosyan (105kg), Mkrtich Mkrtchyan (105kg), and Gor Minasyan (105 kg) are set to compete for medals today.
Armenian startup gets $81,000 in a day for first-ever levitating camera
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian startup 1-Ring which had launched an Indiegogo campaign to support the world's first levitating camera - the Moon - has raised $81,300 in a single day.
A few hours after the start of the campaign, the project had already collected more than $24,000 from the final goal of $45,000.
The Moon is the first camera to feature a revolutionary stabilized 360° levitation technology and allows easy integration of modern Smart Home and legacy devices into your personal Internet of Things.
The proprietary technology used in the Moon provides for a noiseless, jerk-free and fully controllable levitation that has no equal on the consumer market. The Moobn by 1-Ring can rotate smoothly and without delay in any direction and is charged wirelessly for 24/7 uninterrupted operation.
Should the Moon by 1-Ring detect movement or noise it will automatically rotate towards it, take a snapshot or respond in a predefined way. You can also take direct control of the camera to record a video, make a snapshot or communicate two-way at any time.
Armenian becomes first woman to be elected mayor of Georgian town
Following municipal elections in Georgia, Armenian resident Anivard Mosoyan from the party Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia became the first woman to be elected the mayor of Ninotsminda (Javakhk).
She secured 77% of the vote and, according to preliminary results, won the post of mayor of the city, Rusarminfo says.
Mosoyan is a psychologist. She studied in Yerevan. In 1994, she started working as a teacher of the Georgian language in Ninotsminda and became the school's headmaster in 2018. Since 2014, she has been a deputy of the regional council of Ninotsminda.
Armenian weightlifting team has returned from European Weightlifting Championships held in Durres, Albania on October 15-21, with 32 medals: 18 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals.
In the competitions of girls under the age of 20 Arpine Dalalyan (+90 kg) with the result of 228 kg became the champion of Europe, winning gold medals in the jerk and push exercises. Sona Martirosyan (75 kg) became the champion of Europe, she also won gold medals in the jerk and push exercises. Among the young men of the same age group Simon Martirosyan (+105 kg) with the result of the biathlon 433 kg won the title of European Champion, having won gold medals also in jerk and push exercises, Samvel Gasparyan, (105 kg), with the result of 374 kg and David Hovhannisyan (85 kg) (silver medal in the jerk exercise) with the result of 343 kg became the vice champions of the championship. Samvel Gasparyan won gold medal in the push and bronze medal in the jerk. David Hovhannisyan also won a silver medal in the jerk, and Karen Avagyanwon bronze medal in the 85 kg weight class.
At the age of 23, Gor Minasyan (+105 kg), Karush Ghukasyan (94 kg), and Andranik Karapetyan (85 kg) won the European Championships with the result of the biathlon 420 kg, 359 kg, 360 kg, accordingly. Gor Minasyan and Karush Ghukasyan have also won gold medals in the jerk and push exercises, Andranik Karapetyan took bronze medal in the jerk and silver medal in the push. Among the young women of the same age category, Tatev Hakobyan (90 kg) won bronze medals in the jerk and push exersices, and with the result of 228 kg in biathlon, became the vice champion. Izabella Yalyan (59 kg) became the bronze medalist in the jerk and biathlon(195 kg), and in the push exercise she received silver medal.
Other members of the team Hrayr Hovhannisyan (69 kg) and Georgiy Yeghikyan (77 kg) won the bronze medals accordingly in the jerk and push.
To note, Simon Martirosyan and Andranik Karapetyan were recognized as the best athletes of the 20 and 23 age groups respectively, and were awarded with cups, RA Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs reports.
Ruben Vardanyan: Armenians can live in Muslim, Western and post-Soviet countries
YEREVAN. – Armenians are unique because they know how to live and work in different cultures, Armenian-born Russian billionaire, co-founder of the humanitarian award Aurora Ruben Vardanyan said during the Second Pan-Armenian Scientific Forum in Yerevan on November 6.
Armenians live in Shiite and Sunni cultures, Western and Eastern European, as well as Soviet and post-Soviet cultures.
“We can become unique guides among different cultures. Armenians not only easily learn different languages, but also knowing different cultures, they learn the language of mutual understanding and can act as an interpreter for people speaking the same language but not understanding each other. And, mutual understanding is extremely important in the modern world,” he said.
Miami Beach elects Armenian-American for commissioner
Mark Samuelian has won his race for the Miami Beach City Commission. With all precincts reporting, Samuelian received 7,535 votes out of a total of 11,111 votes cast, or 67.82%. He is the first Armenian American to hold public office in Miami-Dade County, Florida Armenians reports.
In a wild race that once had five people vying for the Group II seat, Mark Samuelian stayed above the fray throughout the campaign. He ran a clean, professional, and solid grassroots campaign, and he kept working until the very end, despite his opponents’ woes.
Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Samuelian shared the big news to a long and celebratory applause. In his victory speech, he outlined his governing principles and campaign priorities. He reiterated his vow to work hard to ensure his policies are adopted and that residents are well represented on the commission.
In addition to Samuelian, two other FLArmenians.com endorsed candidates won their races. Dan Gelber was elected Miami Beach Mayor with 82.38%, and Michael Gongora was elected to the Miami Beach Commission Group III seat with 64.81%.
“Florida Armenians congratulate all the winners in Miami Beach and throughout Miami-Dade County,” stated Florida Armenians Editor Taniel Koushakjian. “We are especially proud of Mark Samuelian on his historic, and resounding victory. I expect there to be many more Armenian Americans holding public office in Florida in the years to come,” Koushakjian said.