Hovhannes Bachkov, Armenia’s leading boxer and flag bearer defeated Antiguan Ryan Aliston 5-0 in the men’s 63 kg category at the 32nd Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
With this win, Hovhannes has advanced to the round of 16 where he will face Azerbaijan’s Javid Chalabiyev.
Bachkov had advantage in all the rounds, and knocked down the opponent in the first and second rounds.
Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian, Deputy Minister of Sport Karen Giloyan were at the scene to support Bachkov.
Armenia has 17 athletes competing in eight sports at Tokyo 2020.