- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 May 2, 2003 

Sports Digest:

Football (Premier League)

The third round of Armenian Premier League has finished this week bringing several changes to the season standings.

Shirak beat Banants 1-0 in a battle of mid-standings clubs.

MIKA holding first place of the league after 2 rounds met with second place Kotayk on April 27.

Kotayk showed an impressive game and five minutes from time Vahan Tadevosyan scored the only goal of the match, moving Kotayk into first place and MIKA into fourth.

On the same day, Pyunik shut out last place Araks in an 11-0 scoring fest for the two-time league champions, who moved into second place.

Levon Pachajyan scored a hat trick in the lop-sided match and Issa Traore scored twice. Eduards Partsikyan, Aghvan Mkrtchyan, Mamadu Diawara, Karl Lombe, Tigran Davtyan and Edgar Manucharyan scored one goal each.

The day before, four other clubs played third round matches. Lernagorts beat Dinamo 2000 Yerevan, 3-1 and Shirak beat Banants 1-0.

Clubs Played Win Draw Loss Goals Scored Goals Accepted Points Position
Kotayk 3 3 0 0 4 0 9 1
Pyunik 3 2 1 0 13 0 7 2
Lernagorts 3 2 0 1 7 3 6 3
Mika 3 2 0 1 5 2 6 4
Shirak 3 2 0 1 2 2 6 5
Banants 3 0 1 2 0 3 1 6
Dinamo 3 0 0 3 1 5 0 7
Araks 3 0 0 3 1 18 0 8

Freestyle Wrestling (European Championships)

Armenia's freestyle wrestling team is in Riga, Latvia, for the Freestyle and Women's Wrestling European Championships that began yesterday and will conclude Monday.

Armenia wrestlers will be performing in five weight categories: Martin Berberyan (55 kg. weight category)and world champion Aram Margaryan (60 kg.) from Yerevan, Zhirayr Hovhanisyan (66 kg. weight category) and Areg Ghumashyan (84 kg.) from Vanadzor and three-time world champion Araik Gevorgyan from Artashat (74 kg.). The team is coached by Hrant Yenokyan.

There are no entries from Armenia in the women's competition.

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