Armen Nazaryan (judoka)

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Armen Nazaryan
Armen Nazaryan
Medal record
Men's Judo
Competitor for  Armenia
European Championships
Bronze 2003 Düsseldorf 60 kg
Bronze 2004 Bucharest 60 kg
Gold 2005 Rotterdam 60 kg
Silver 2006 Tampere 60 kg
Universiade
Bronze 2007 Bangkok 66 kg
World Cups
Bronze 2003 World Cup Tbilisi 60 kg
Silver 2003 World Cup Tallinn 60 kg
Silver 2004 World Cup Prag 60 kg
Gold 2005 World Cup Tallinn 60 kg
Bronze 2006 Super World Cup Paris 60 kg
Bronze 2006 Super World Cup Hamburg 66 kg
Silver 2006 Super World Cup Moscow 66 kg
Bronze 2008 Super World Cup Hamburg 66 kg
Gold 2008 Super World Cup Moscow 66 kg

Armen Nazaryan (Armenian: Արմեն Նազարյան, born June 20, 1982 in Hrazdan, Armenian SSR) is an Armenian judoka. Nazaryan was awarded the Master of Sport of Armenia, International Class title in 2005.

Biography[edit]

Armen Nazaryan started judo in 1990 in the Sports School of Hrazdan. Nazaryan was first interested in boxing, but moved to judo in 1993. Since 1995, he has been trained by Karen Abagyan. In 2003, he became the Youth European Champion and won a bronze medal at the adult 2003 European Judo Championships. He won a bronze medal again at the 2004 European Judo Championships the following year and competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Nazaryan won a gold medal at the 2005 European Judo Championships in Rotterdam in the weight category of 60 kg. He won all five fights and defeated the current European Champion Ludwig Paischer of Austria in the final. With this success, Nazaryan went down in history as the first European Champion in the history of Armenian judo.[1]

Nazaryan also won a gold medal at the 2005 World Cup in Tallinn. The next year, he won a silver medal at the 2006 European Judo Championships. In 2007, Nazaryan moved up to a heavier weight class of 66 kg and won a bronze medal at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok. Nazaryan won a gold medal at the 2008 Super World Cup in Moscow and participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Nazaryan competed in the Olympics for a third time at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He announced before the Olympics began that it would be his last time competing.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Place Weight class
2009 European Judo Championships 5th Half lightweight (66 kg)
2008 European Judo Championships 7th Half lightweight (66 kg)
2007 World Judo Championships 5th Half lightweight (66 kg)
Universiade 3rd Half lightweight (66 kg)
2006 European Judo Championships 2nd Extra lightweight (60 kg)
2005 European Judo Championships 1st Extra lightweight (60 kg)
2004 European Judo Championships 3rd Extra lightweight (60 kg)
2003 European Judo Championships 3rd Extra lightweight (60 kg)
2002 European Judo Championships 7th Extra lightweight (60 kg)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Армен Назарян, дзюдо (in Russian). rumobile.beeline.am. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Armenian Judo Fighter Gears Up For 'Last Olympics'". YouTube.com. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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