The plane carrying Armenia’s Olympic team landed in Yerevan on the early hours of Saturday, August 27, with Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, presidents of the National Olympic Committee Gagik Tsarukyan meeting the athletes at the Zvartnots airport.
Meeting wrestler Migran Arutyunyan, Tsarukyan took the silver medal off the athlete and bestowed upon him a gold one, stressing once more that Arutyunyan is the real champion.
Arutyunyan won Armenia’s second silver medal at the Olympic Games after judges took the biased decision to grant victory to Davor Štefanek of Serbia.
The airport was crowded, and a fireworks display awaited the Armenian Olympians outside. The sportsmen headed to the Republic Square in central Yerevan, where thousands of fans were already waiting for them.