23 January 1972 |
|Height||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb)|
|Coached by||Yuri Babayan|
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.
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.
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