It is the third year that the "Top 10 Athletes of the Year" competition is held in Armenia. This year also the competition is organized by the state body. The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia is the main initiator.
As in previous years, the top ten athletes of the year will be identified as a combination of public voting - SMS voting, RA national teams’ coaches (representatives of the RA Sports Federations) registered in the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Sports, and journalism coverage of sports topics accredited for this competition.
Weeks ago, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia had compiled a list of athletes taking part in the “Top 10 Athletes of the Year” competition in 2019. It is noteworthy that at the time of compiling the list there were 23 coincidences of the names and surnames of the athletes and the Armenian sports federations (Olympic sports, as well as non-Olympic sports, woo, sambo and chess) submitted for participation in the competition.
Among the journalists accredited to the competition is Harutyun Tsatryan, a sports journalist of the portal. 16 journalists will be eligible to vote. The list of the coaches entitled to vote was also made public by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport.
The Online Portal presents the list of the athletes, who, in our opinion, deserve to appear in the top 10.
• Arthur Alexanyan (Greco-Roman wrestling)
• Ruben Alexanyan (weightlifting)
• Hovhannes Bachkov (boxer)
• Arthur Davtyan (gymnastics)
• Tigran Kirakosyan (sambo)
• Arsen Harutyunyan (freestyle wrestling)
• Simon Martirosyan (weightlifting)
• Gor Minasyan (weightlifting)
• Hakob Mkrtchyan (weightlifting)
• Henrikh Mkhitaryan (football)