TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES-2020
The 32th Tokyo-2020 Summer Olympics just finished. At the closing ceremony Armenian boxer Hovhannès Bashkov Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo-2020 carrying the Armenian flag entered the Olympic stadium of Japan's capital. After Tokyo-2020 the Olympic flag was forwarded to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo for the Paris Olympics in 2024 in three years.
On the general medal table of 86 nations of the 206 participating countries, Armenia ranks in an honorable place in 69th place with 4 medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze .. A remarkable performance for Armenia that suffered the Artsakh War. An Armenia whose two silver medals should have had the color of gold without corrupt judges in Greco-Roman wrestling and the error of the weighlifter Simon Martirosyan arch-favorite which was only second in the 109 kg competition.
Azerbaijan, despite Aliev's colossal spending finishes in 67th place, with 3 silver medals and 5 bronze. Georgia have achieved a real performance and ranked 33th with 2 gold and 5 silver medals as well as one in bronze. Turkey is only 35th with 2 gold, 2 silver and 9 bronze medals. A counter-performance for Erdogan's homeland.
The U.S. finishes leading 113 medals including 39 gold, followed by China with 88 medals including 38 gold, and Japan with 58 medals including 27 gold. France finishes in a very good 8th place with 33 medals including 10 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze.
Goodbye Tokyo, hello Paris!
Krikor Amirzayan (Grigor Amirzaian)
by Krikor Amirzayan on Sunday, August 8, 2021