Team Armenia Wins Five Bronze Medals in Beijing Olympics

BEIJING — The Armenian national team won a total of five silver medals at the Olympic games here.

All five were in weightlifting and wresting.

In weightlifting, receiving bronze medals in the men’s 69, 77 and 85th kilogram divisions, respectively, were Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan, Gevog Davtyan and Tigran Vartan Martirosyan. In the men’s 55- and 120-kilogram divisions, receiving bronze medals were, respectively, Roman Amoyan and Yuri Patrikeev.

A tongue-in-cheek article in the Los Angeles Time suggested that perhaps Armenia should be considered as winning the medal count statistically, if the total population and the team size were taken into consideration.