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The old man and the horse

Daniel Guthmann
May 3, 2024

He is the Methuselah of gymnastics. Armenia's Harutyun Merdinyan was 39 when he became the European champion on the pommel horse in 2022. And he keeps on going. With his never-ending power, he is more than simply a sporting phenomenon. Amid the conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan, Merdinyan is a symbol of invincibility for many Armenians.

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