Twenty-seven year old Massachusetts native, Houry Gebeshian made history twice at the Rio 2016 Olympics. She was the first female gymnast to represent Armenia and she performed a never before done move on the uneven bars. The new move will be named after her, inducted into the gymnastic Code of Points as “The Gebeshian.” The risky uneven bars mount consisted of propelling herself over the lower bar up to the high bar with a full twist in between— never performed in a competition. Thank you, Houry Gebeshian Armenian Gymnast !

Araz Tavitian

Co-Founder & Editor

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In love with all about our Armenian Identity. Araz Tavitian, born 30 August 1979, in Beirut Lebanon, is Aypoupen co-founder and editor, writer, technician, and fun facts researcher. "As a parent, I aspire to be the best role model I can for my Daughter and Son, and I aim to make my life the best example they can have, to become the best humans and Armenians they can be. "

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