Armenian women’s Spartakiade celebrates IAAF Centenary | 16.07.2012
|Athletes compete during the Armenian women's Spartakiade that took place
at the Hayastan Sport Union in Yerevan.
Approximately 100 participants from across Armenia took part in the event organised by the Armenian athletics federation’s women’s committee.
Chair of the women’s committee is Satenik Ghazaryan (2009 winner of the European Athletics Women’s Leadership Award).
The programme of 9 events ( 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, LJ, TJ, HJ, Shot put, Discus throw) included high jump, which was possible because of a new landing mat – the first time the event was held in the country in at least five years.
The top three in each event received certificates and flowers. Lusine Karayan was a standout performer in winning the 100m and 200m.
The following day about 70 athletes and coaches hiked to the top of Mount Teghenis (2819m) with the flag of the IAAF.
The Armenian women’s Spartakiade was established in 1998.
The Armenian athletics federation is currently working on a project to build a new track in Yerevan. The new project envisages maintenance and construction of high level athletic facilities of an international standard in the country.
— Reported by Meri Hovhannisyan