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 October 3, 2003 

Sports: Sargsyan in Russia, wrestlers in France

Tennis (Kremlin Cup)

Sargis Sargsyan of Yerevan, has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup International Series Tournament taking place from September 29 to October 5 in Moscow, Russia.

In the first round of the competition Sargsyan beat Volandri Vilippo (unseeded) of Italy 6-1, 6-2.

In the second round of the indoor tournament, Sargsyan (unseeded) beat home country title holder Yevgeny Kafelnikov (seeded 8) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Sargsyan will face a hard task in the quarterfinals, facing No.2 seed (and ATP No. 20), Agustin Calleri of Argentina.

For the present moment Sargsyan is ranked 49 in ATP standings.

Meanwhile Magdalena Maleeva (seeded 5) representing Bulgaria suffered 4-6, 6-3, 5-7 defeat from Russia's Dinara Safina in the first round of the tournament.


Greco-Roman Wrestling (48th World Championships)

Seven Armenian wrestlers began their participation at the 48th World Greco-Roman Senior Championships taking place in Creteil, near Paris, France.

The tournament will be taking place through the weekend, with 70 participant countries.

The Armenian team is represented by: Roman Amoyan (55 kg), Karen Mnatsakanyan (60 kg), Vaghinak Galstyan (66 kg), Movses Karapetyan (74 kg), Levon Geghamyan (84 kg), Arman Geghamyan (96kg) and Haykaz Galstyan (120 kg).

According to the opinion of the team's coaches Levon Julfalakyan and Samvel Gevorkyan, at least two wrestlers of the team can pretend to the champion title in their weight categories.




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