Ashot Danielyan

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Ashot Danielyan
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Born (1974-04-11) April 11, 1974 (age 45)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Yerevan, Armenia)

Ashot Danielyan (Armenian: Աշոտ Դանիելյան, born April 11, 1974 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR) is a retired Armenian weightlifter.

Danielyan is a two-time European Champion, having won consecutive gold medals at the 1999 and 2000 European Weightlifting Championships. He also came in 13th place at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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.[1] 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.

He returned to win a silver medal at the 2003 European Weightlifting Championships and to compete at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but did not finish the contest.

After coming in second at the 2006 European Weightlifting Championships, he retired.


  1. ^ (September 30, 2000). "Armenian lifter, Norwegian wrestler test positive for drugs". CNN/Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2006-10-18.

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