Olympic Men’s Gymnastics: Artur Dalaloyan Captures Gold As Part Of ROC’s Team All-Around Victory
Artur Dalaloyan keeps adding to his inspiring story at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Two days after advancing to the men’s individual all-around final while being months removed from a severed Achilles’ tendon, Dalaloyan helped lead the Russians to their first men’s Olympic team all-around gold in 25 years Monday night in Tokyo.
The Russians edged host country Japan by 0.103 points to capture the gold and Dalaloyan was one of two Russian gymnasts to compete in all six apparatus.
The 25-year-old Armenian, who wept with his teammates on the floor following the announcement of the Russians’ victory, was hailed by his teammates following his courageous performance.
“He is a hero,” Nikita Nagornyy, the 2019 world champion, told Reuters.
“We trusted him,” teammate David Belyavsky said of Dalaloyan. “He showed in qualifications and in the final that he didn’t come here for nothing.”
As far as the physical pain Dalaloyan is feeling from his surgery in April?
“The emotions from this result by our team probably transcends all the pain that I could have felt,” he said. “I feel absolutely amazing.”
Dalaloyan isn’t done yet. He will compete in the individual all-around on Wednesday night.