Place of Birth: Yerevan, Armenia
University: Armenian State University of Economics (ARM)
Sport: Chess Published 24 September 2019
How and why did you get involved in Karate?
When I was 3-4 years old, my sister taught me to play chess. When I was 6, my parents decided to take me to chess classes, and so I started my career.
What do you study, and how do you balance your study, training and competition?
I study Economics now, and I am also involved in Programming. It is very difficult for me to combine all these three professions. I stopped playing for a year, but I'm planning to continue next year.
Tell us about your experiences at the European Universities Championships 2019. Was it your first time at a EUSA event, and what did you enjoy the most?
I've played in Poland, Katowice as well. It was a good experience, the playing hall was nice, and the atmosphere of young sport lovers is always good.
Why do you think taking part in university sport is important?
It gives us an opportunity to know different people and share our cultures together and learn from each other. Also every athlete represents their country as well, so it is a very proud moment.
"Respect each other, learn from each other and have fun together."
Next year the European Universities Games are taking place in Belgrade, Serbia. Are you hoping to be there, and if so, what do you hope to achieve?
I'd love to, but I’m afraid I'll be already too old for that.
What is your favourite university sport moment?
I liked the last evening, when all the chess and bridge players were having fun together, it was very nice.
What is your message to European student-athletes like yourself?
My message is: "Respect each other, learn from each other and have fun together."
EUSA would like to congratulate Tigran for his success at the 2019 European Universities Championships, and we wish him all the best for the future!