Hovhannes Bachkov Releases Touching, Confident Statement After Winning Olympic Bronze In Boxing
Hovhannes Bachkov settled with a bronze medal after his semifinal loss to Keyshawn Davis in the men’s lightweight Olympic boxing tournament in Tokyo and it appears he has come to terms with not bringing home a gold.
Bachkov released a statement on Instagram in Armenian on Sunday, expressing gratitude for the bronze medal he earned in the Olympics.
“The Olympic Games are over, I return with a bronze medal,” Bachkov wrote. ” During these many years I was able to win medals from all possible tournaments for Armenian — from Europe, the world and the Olympic Games. I only did not have an Olympic medal and was able to add to my collection.
“I could not repeat Vladimir Yengibaryan’s success in becoming an Olympic champion, but with this medal I became the only boxer in the history of Armenia to win medals in all major tournaments. With these victories, I was able to set an example to then ew generation of boxers. I will try to make you happy with my victories for a long time. Thank you all, I love you, my Armenian nation. Thank you to my team, who are the best in their work.”