April 11, 1974 |
Yerevan, Armenian SSR
(now Yerevan, Armenia)
He initially won a bronze medal in the men's super heavyweight (+105 kg) weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was stripped of the medal and suspended following a positive drug test. Danielyan would have been only the second Olympic medalist weightlifter from the independent Republic of Armenia, after Arsen Melikyan, who won an Olympic medal just days earlier.
After coming in second at the 2006 European Weightlifting Championships, he retired.
- CNNSI.com (September 30, 2000). "Armenian lifter, Norwegian wrestler test positive for drugs". CNN/Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2006-10-18.