Anushavan Sahakyan

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Anushavan Sahakyan
Personal information
Born (1972-01-23) 23 January 1972 (age 46)
Yerevan, Armenia
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Club Malatia Yerevan
Coached by Yuri Babayan

Anushavan Sahakyan (Armenian: Անուշավան Սահակյան, born 23 January 1972) is a retired Armenian Freestyle wrestler. He became a European Champion in 1994.


Sahakyan was born on 23 January 1972 in Yerevan. He began to practice freestyle wrestling at the age of 12 under the coaching of Yuri Babayan. In 1990 he became a Junior World Champion.

From 1993 to 1999, he was a member of the national freestyle wrestling team of Armenia. The largest success in his career was winning the gold medal at the 1994 European Wrestling Championships. In the finals he defeated Russian Bagavdin Umakhanov, a two-time European Champion. Sahakyan and Armen Mkrtchyan are both the first ever European Wrestling Champions in freestyle wrestling from the independent Republic of Armenia.[1]

He finished his career in 1999. Since 2010 he has been coaching at the Yerevan wrestling club Malatia named after Vahan Zatikyan. From 2010 to 2012 he coached European Championship medalist Grigor Grigoryan.


  1. ^ "European Championship" (PDF). SportFieber.pdf. Retrieved 9 November 2012. [permanent dead link]