YEREVAN, October 4. /ARKA/. World champion in finswimming Shavarsh Karapetyan will be one of the ten torchbearers in the Olympic relay race for the Olympic Games in Sochi, which will be held in Moscow, Sovetskiy Sport (Soviet Sport) reports.
Shavarsh Karapetyan is a 7-time USSR champion, 11-time record holder, 17-time world champion and 13-time European champion. He is the honorable president of the Russian diving association.
According to Sovetskiy Sport among other torchbearers in the race will be figure skaters Lina Federova and Maksim Miroshkin, athlete Aleksey Ashapato, 15-year-old pianist Daniil Kharitonov, ballet dancer Diana Vishneva and others.
On September 16 1976, Shavarsh Karapetyan was finishing a 12-mile run when he heard a bus crash into the Yerevan Lake. He dove down 33 ft, and rescued more than 20 people.–0--