Armen Bagdasarov

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Armen Bagdasarov
Armen Bagdasarov 2001 Uzbekistan stamp.jpg
Armen Bagdasarov (right) on a 2001 Uzbekistani stamp
Personal information
Born31 July 1972 (1972-07-31) (age 47)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)

Armen Bagdasarov (Russian: Армен Багдасаров, born 31 July 1972) is an Uzbek-Armenian judoka. He is the first Olympic medalist for independent Uzbekistan.


Armen Bagdasarov was a member of the Uzbekistan national judo team from 1993 to 2001. The peak of his athletic career began in 1996, when he won a gold medal at the 1996 Asian Judo Championships and won an Olympic silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He later won a silver medal at the 1998 Asian Games and became a two-time Champion of Asia at the 1999 Asian Judo Championships. Bagdasarov also competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics without success. He also has a World Championship silver medal in kurash. For his sport achievements, Bagdasarov was awarded the title Honored Sportsman of the Republic of Uzbekistan. On the tenth anniversary of the independence of Uzbekistan, a series of stamps honoring athletes were published, one of which is dedicated to the sporting achievements of Armen Bagdasarov.[1]

In 2001, Armen Bagdasarov completed his career and became the head coach of the Uzbekistan national judo team. Later, he headed the National Federation of Sports of Uzbekistan.[2] At the same time, he is the Director of the National High School Sports Skills On Martial Arts.[3] In 2006, he was awarded the honorary title Honored Coach of the Republic of Uzbekistan.[4]


  1. ^ 10-летие независимости Узбекистана (олимпийские призеры) (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  2. ^ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ ДЗЮДО УЗБЕКИСТАНА (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  3. ^ Спортивные организации Узбекистана (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  4. ^ Указ Президента Республики Узбекистан (in Russian). Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2013.

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