Arayik Gevorgyan

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Arayik Gevorgyan
Medal record
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Competitor for  Armenia
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta 68 kg
Gold medal – first place 1997 Krasnoyarsk 69 kg
Gold medal – first place 1998 Tehran 69 kg
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Istanbul 68 kg
Silver medal – second place 1994 Rome 68 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Fribourg 68 kg
Silver medal – second place 1996 Budapest 68 kg
Gold medal – first place 1997 Warsaw 69 kg
Silver medal – second place 1998 Bratislava 76 kg

Arayik Gevorgyan (Armenian: Արայիկ Գեւորգյան, born January 22, 1973 in Artashat, Armenian SSR) is a retired Armenian Freestyle wrestler. He was an Armenian Champion, European Champion and three-time World Champion. Gevorgyan was awarded the Master of Sports of the USSR, International Class title in 1991 and the Honored Master of Sports of Armenia title in 1995.[1]

Biography[edit]

Arayik Gevorgyan was born January 22, 1973 in a village of the Artashat region of the Armenian SSR. He started wrestling in 1984 under the leadership of Razmik Goletsyana. From 1989 to 1991, he was a member of the USSR junior freestyle wrestling team. Gevorgyan became a European Junior Champion in 1991. In 1992, Gevorgyan joined the Armenia youth freestyle wrestling team. Gevorgyan became a European Youth Champion in 1992 and a World Youth Champion in 1993. After that year, Gevorgyan joined the Armenian national freestyle wrestling team. Gevorgyan is a three-time consecutive World Wrestling Champion, having won a gold medal at the 1995 World Wrestling Championships, 1997 World Wrestling Championships and 1998 World Wrestling Championships. Gevorgyan is the first ever wrestler from the independent Republic of Armenia to become a Wrestling World Champion in freestyle wrestling. He is also the first European Championship medalist in either Greco-Roman or freestyle wrestling and only the third European Championship gold medalist in freestyle wrestling from the independent Republic of Armenia. Gevorgyan is also a three-time Olympian who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics but never won an Olympic medal. He completed his international wrestling career after the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete informations". www.fila-official.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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