Doha: The Qatar Gymnastics Federation (QGF) honoured outgoing artistic national coach Edward Gevorgyan at a ceremony last week.
I’m happy that I could contribute to the sport’s growth in Qatar. It had been a fabulous experience working with nice and warm-hearted people. My sincere thanks to QGF for giving me an opportunity to work here,” said Gevorgyan. “There’re some exceptional boys and girls who would become richer in experience through their participation in international tournaments.”
Born in 1964 in Yerevan, Armenia, the 53-year-old was best known for his one-arm vaults. His decade-long stint with the Qatar national team has helped the sport grow.
“We will miss his extraordinary work ethics which had helped our gymnasts reach a certain level,” said QGF President Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi. “Besides being an excellent coach, Edward also enjoyed a good rapport with the players who gained a lot under his training.”
In fact, Qatar owe its improvement to the Gevorgyan, a former Soviet team member, and also Romanian Olympian Razvan Selariu.
“Edward is one of the best coaches who did a wonderful job. As a scout, he helped us find a lot of young Qatari gymnasts and gave them the right direction,” Al Hitmi added.