Armenian wrestler Migran Arutyunyan said he felt no anger after being heckled by the crowd in the men's 66 kg (145 pound) Greco-Roman wrestling final at the European Games in Baku, Sunday. Arutyunyan secured silver in the bout with Russian athlete Artem Surkov taking gold with a score of 0:3. Arutyunyan said he had taken no offence to the whistling and booing in the final in which spectators had chanted "Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan" and willed on Arutyunyan's Russian opponent. "Despite the moments when some people were shouting and whistling there are a lot of people who treated us very well and I want to thank them," Arutyunyan said after the fight. Relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan are strained due to an ongoing ethnic conflict in the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The first European Games are running for 17 days, from June 12 to June 28, with over 6,000 athletes from 50 different countries participating in the competition.
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