Artiom Kiouregkian

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Artiom Kiouregkian
Personal information
Born (1976-09-09) 9 September 1976 (age 40)
Gyumri, Armenia
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Olympiacos
Coached by Khachatur Vardanyan
Arutika Rubenian

Artiom Kiouregkian (born 9 September 1976) is an Armenian-born Greek wrestler. He won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Biography[edit]

Kiouregkian was born on 9 September 1976 in Leninakan (now Gyumri), Armenia. He started practicing Greco-Roman wrestling at the age of 6 years under the coaching of Khachatur Vardanyan. From 1992 to 1999 he lived in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk, where he trained in the sports club Dynamo Anatoly Vinnik. He became the silver medalist of the 1997 Russian Championships in the flyweight division. In 1999 he moved to Greece, where he continued wrestling under the guidance of his cousin Arutika Rubenian and later served under the country.

The greatest success of his career came in 2004. At the European Wrestling Championships in Haparanda he reached the final and won the silver medal. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he won three straight matches against wrestlers from Kyrgyzstan, China, and Denmark, but lost in the semifinal to the competitor from Russia. In the third place match, Kiouregkian defeated his opponent from Ukraine and won the bronze medal.

From 2001 to 2007, he played for the German club KSV Aalen. Kiouregkian completed his career in 2007. He currently lives in Athens.

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has a daughter named Ludmila.

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