List of Armenian Olympic medalists

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Soviet gymnast Albert Azaryan (pictured on a 2009 postage stamp) is the most decorated Armenian Olympian of all time with three gold and one silver medals.
Mkrtich Mkryan
Vahram Papazyan
Mkrtich Mkryan (left) and Vahram Papazyan (right) from the Ottoman Empire were the first Armenians to compete in the modern Olympic Games.[1]

Due to historical and political reasons,[a] only a small portion of Armenian athletes and athletes of Armenian descent have competed for Armenia. Armenian kings Tiridates III and Varazdat were recorded as champions in the Ancient Olympic Games. The first Armenians to participate in modern Olympics were Mkrtich Mkryan and Vahram Papazyan from the Ottoman Empire. Both competed in athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Games.[1] The first Armenian to win a medal was Hal Haig Prieste, a son of Armenian immigrants, who won a bronze medal in diving at the 1920 Antwerp Games for the United States.[2] Soviet Armenian gymnast Hrant Shahinyan became the first Armenian gold medalist of the modern Olympics in 1952.

From 1952 to 1988, most Armenian athletes represented the Soviet Union. Although Armenia became an independent state in 1991, during the 1992 Barcelona Games Armenia and other former Soviet states (except the Baltic states) were part of the Unified Team. The National Olympic Committee of Armenia was founded in 1990 and became an International Olympic Committee member in 1993.[3] Since the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, the Republic of Armenia participates separately, but still some Armenian athletes compete under foreign flags, including athletes who migrated because of the economic crisis in the country in 1990s.

Ancient Olympic Games[edit]

One of the most prominent Armenian kings, Tiridates III, who is best known for adopting Christianity as Armenia's state religion in 301, became a champion in wrestling in the 265th Olympics in 281 at age 22-23.[4]

King of Armenia Varazdat (Varasdates) from the Arshakuni dynasty, who reigned between 374 and 378,[5] is the last known champion of the Ancient Olympic Games. He became a champion in fisticuffs at the 291st Olympic Games in 385 A.D., seven years after leaving the Armenian throne.[6][b]

Modern Olympics[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Medal Name Country Games Sport Event Ref
 Bronze Prieste, Hal HaigHal Haig Prieste United States United States 1920 Antwerp Diving Men's 10 metre platform
[2]
 Gold Shahinyan, HrantHrant Shahinyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's team all-around
[20][21]
 Silver Shahinyan, HrantHrant Shahinyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's individual all-around
[20][21]
 Gold Shahinyan, HrantHrant Shahinyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's rings
[21]
 Silver Shahinyan, HrantHrant Shahinyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's pommel horse
[21]
 Gold Chimishkyan, RafaelRafael Chimishkyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Featherweight
[22]
 Bronze Teryan, ArtemArtem Teryan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Bantamweight
[23]
 Gold Yengibaryan, VladimirVladimir Yengibaryan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1956 Melbourne Boxing Men's Light Welterweight
[24]
 Gold Azaryan, AlbertAlbert Azaryan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1956 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's team all-around
[25]
 Gold Azaryan, AlbertAlbert Azaryan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1956 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings
[25]
 Gold Simonyan, NikitaNikita Simonyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1956 Melbourne Football Men's tournament
[26]
 Bronze Ter-Ovanesyan, IgorIgor Ter-Ovanesyan[27] Soviet Union Soviet Union 1960 Rome Athletics Men's long jump
[28]
 Gold Azaryan, AlbertAlbert Azaryan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1960 Rome Gymnastics Men's rings
[25]
 Silver Azaryan, AlbertAlbert Azaryan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1960 Rome Gymnastics Men's team all-around
[25]
 Bronze Ter-Ovanesyan, IgorIgor Ter-Ovanesyan[27] Soviet Union Soviet Union 1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's long jump
[28]
 Silver Alachachian, ArmenakArmenak Alachachian Soviet Union Soviet Union 1964 Tokyo Basketball Men's basketball
[29]
 Gold Nurikyan, NorairNorair Nurikyan Bulgaria Bulgaria 1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's Featherweight
[30]
 Silver Mikaelian, EdvardEdvard Mikaelian Soviet Union Soviet Union 1972 Munich Gymnastics Men's artistic team all-around
[31]
 Bronze Andreasyan, ArkadyArkady Andreasyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1972 Munich Football Men's tournament
[32]
 Bronze Zanazanyan, OganesOganes Zanazanyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1972 Munich Football Men's tournament
[33]
 Gold Nurikyan, NorairNorair Nurikyan Bulgaria Bulgaria 1976 Montreal Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight
[30]
 Silver Militosyan, VardanVardan Militosyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1976 Montreal Weightlifting Men's middleweight
[34]
 Silver Davidyan, NelsonNelson Davidyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1976 Montreal Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg
[35]
 Gold Nalbandyan, SurenSuren Nalbandyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1976 Montreal Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 68 kg
[36]
 Bronze Gassan-Dzhalilov, AnushavanAnushavan Gassan-Dzhalilov Soviet Union Soviet Union 1976 Montreal Rowing Men's coxless fours
[37]
 Silver Muradyan, NinaNina Muradyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1976 Montreal Volleyball Women's tournament
[38]
 Bronze Torosyan, DavidDavid Torosyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1976 Montreal Boxing Men's Flyweight
[39]
 Silver Sarkisyan, YurikYurik Sarkisyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
[40]
 Gold Azaryan, EduardEduard Azaryan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Gymnastics Men's artistic team all-around
[41]
 Silver Emirzyan, SirvardSirvard Emirzyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Diving Women's 10 metre platform
[42]
 Bronze Karagyan, AshotAshot Karagyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Fencing Men's team foil
[43]
 Gold Vardanyan, YurikYurik Vardanyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg
[44]
 Bronze Ambartsumyan, DavidDavid Ambartsumyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Diving Men's 10 metre platform
[45]
 Silver Karagyan, AshotAshot Karagyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Fencing Men's team épée
[43]
 Bronze Tchoullouyan, BernardBernard Tchoullouyan France France 1980 Moscow Judo Men's Half Middleweight
[46]
 Bronze Hayrapetyan, SosSos Hayrapetyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Field hockey Men's tournament
[47]
 Gold Oganisyan, SanasarSanasar Oganisyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Wrestling Men's freestyle 90 kg
[48]
 Bronze Hovhannisyan, KhorenKhoren Hovhannisyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Football Men's tournament
[49]
 Gold Mirzoyan, OksenOksen Mirzoyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1988 Seoul Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight
[50]
 Silver Militosyan, IsraelIsrael Militosyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1988 Seoul Weightlifting Men's Lightweight
[51]
 Gold Julfalakyan, LevonLevon Julfalakyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1988 Seoul Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 68 kg
[52]
 Silver Pohosov, HeorhiyHeorhiy Pohosov Soviet Union Soviet Union 1988 Seoul Fencing Men's team sabre
[53]
 Silver Sarkisyan, StepanStepan Sarkisyan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1988 Seoul Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg
[54]
 Bronze Maleeva, ManuelaManuela Maleeva[55] Bulgaria Bulgaria 1988 Seoul Tennis Women's Singles
[56]
 Silver Ter-Mkrtychyan, AlfredAlfred Ter-Mkrtychyan International Olympic Committee Unified Team 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 52 kg
[57]
 Gold Iskandaryan, MnatsakanMnatsakan Iskandaryan International Olympic Committee Unified Team 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
[58]
 Gold Militosyan, IsraelIsrael Militosyan International Olympic Committee Unified Team 1992 Barcelona Weightlifting Men's Lightweight–67.5 kg
[51]
 Gold Petikyan, HrachyaHrachya Petikyan International Olympic Committee Unified Team 1992 Barcelona Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle three positions
[59]
 Gold Shakirova, ElenElen Shakirova[60] International Olympic Committee Unified Team 1992 Barcelona Basketball Women's tournament
[61]
 Gold Pohosov, HeorhiyHeorhiy Pohosov International Olympic Committee Unified Team 1992 Barcelona Fencing Men's team sabre
[53]
 Gold Nazaryan, ArmenArmen Nazaryan Armenia Armenia 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Flyweight
[62]
 Silver Bagdasarov, ArmenArmen Bagdasarov Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1996 Atlanta Judo Men's Middleweight
[63]
 Bronze Aznavourian, KarinaKarina Aznavourian[64] Russia Russia 1996 Atlanta Fencing Women's team épée
[65]
 Silver Mkrtchyan, ArmenArmen Mkrtchyan Armenia Armenia 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's Freestyle Light Flyweight
[66]
 Gold Agassi, AndreAndre Agassi[67] United States United States 1996 Atlanta Tennis Men's singles
[68]
 Gold Aznavourian, KarinaKarina Aznavourian[64] Russia Russia 2000 Sydney Fencing Women's team épée
[65]
 Silver Varonian, BenjaminBenjamin Varonian France France 2000 Sydney Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar
[69]
 Bronze Melikyan, ArsenArsen Melikyan Armenia Armenia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Men's Middleweight–77 kg
[70]
 Gold Samurgashev, VarteresVarteres Samurgashev Russia Russia 2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 63 kg
[71]
 Gold Nazaryan, ArmenArmen Nazaryan Bulgaria Bulgaria 2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman flyweight–58 kg
[62]
 Gold Sukosyan, PavelPavel Sukosyan[72] Russia Russia 2000 Sydney Handball Men's tournament
[73]
 Gold Aznavourian, KarinaKarina Aznavourian[64] Russia Russia 2004 Athens Fencing Women's team épée
[65]
 Bronze Kiouregkian, ArtiomArtiom Kiouregkian Greece Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg
[74]
 Silver Abrahamian, AraAra Abrahamian Sweden Sweden 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg
[75]
 Bronze Manukyan, MkhitarMkhitar Manukyan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg
[71]
 Bronze Nazaryan, ArmenArmen Nazaryan Bulgaria Bulgaria 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg
[62]
 Bronze Samurgashev, VarteresVarteres Samurgashev Russia Russia 2004 Athens Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
[71]
 Bronze Martirosyan, Tigran G.Tigran G. Martirosyan Armenia Armenia 2008 Beijing Weightlifting Men's Middleweight (69 kg)
[76]
 Bronze Vardanyan, ArmenArmen Vardanyan Ukraine Ukraine 2008 Beijing Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg
[77]
 Bronze Davtyan, GevorgGevorg Davtyan Armenia Armenia 2008 Beijing Weightlifting Men's Middleweight (77 kg)
[78]
 Bronze Martirosyan, Tigran V.Tigran V. Martirosyan Armenia Armenia 2008 Beijing Weightlifting Men's Middleweight (85 kg)
[79]
 Gold Ayvazyan, ArturArtur Ayvazyan Ukraine Ukraine 2008 Beijing Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone
[80]
 Gold Hakhverdian, BiuraknBiurakn Hakhverdian Netherlands Netherlands 2008 Beijing Water polo Women's competition
[81]
 Bronze Javakhyan, HrachikHrachik Javakhyan Armenia Armenia 2008 Beijing Boxing Men's Lightweight
[82]
 Gold Galstyan, ArsenArsen Galstyan Russia Russia 2012 London Judo Men's extra-lightweight–60 kg
[83]
 Bronze Khurshudyan, HripsimeHripsime Khurshudyan Armenia Armenia 2012 London Weightlifting Women's +75 kg
[84]
 Silver Julfalakyan, ArsenArsen Julfalakyan Armenia Armenia 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman–74 kg
[85]
 Bronze Aleksanyan, ArturArtur Aleksanyan Armenia Armenia 2012 London Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman–96 kg
[86]
 Bronze Ayrapetyan, DavidDavid Ayrapetyan Russia Russia 2012 London Boxing Men's light flyweight–49 kg
[87]
 Gold Egorian, YanaYana Egorian Russia Russia 2016 Rio Fencing Women's sabre
[88]
 Silver Tutkhalyan, SedaSeda Tutkhalyan Russia Russia 2016 Rio Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around
[89]
 Bronze Grigoryan, KirillKirill Grigoryan Russia Russia 2016 Rio Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone
[90]
 Gold Egorian, YanaYana Egorian Russia Russia 2016 Rio Fencing Women's team sabre
[91]
 Silver Simon Martirosyan Armenia Armenia 2016 Rio Weightlifting Men's 105 kg
[92]
 Silver Migran Arutyunyan Armenia Armenia 2016 Rio Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg
[93]
 Gold Artur Aleksanyan Armenia Armenia 2016 Rio Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg
[94]
 Silver Gor Minasyan Armenia Armenia 2016 Rio Weightlifting Men's +105 kg
[95]
 Bronze Artem Harutyunyan Germany Germany 2016 Rio Boxing Men's light welterweight 64 kg
[96]

Disqualified athletes[edit]

Armenian coaches of non-Armenian Olympic medalists

  • Adam Krikorian the head coach of the USA water polo women’s team. At the 2016 Rio Games the USA water polo women’s team wins gold medal.[1]

Winter Olympics[edit]

Medal Name Country Games Sport Event Ref
 Gold Grigory Mkrtychan Soviet Union Soviet Union 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice hockey Men's tournament
[99]
 Gold Vicki Movsessian United States United States 1998 Nagano Ice hockey Women's tournament
[100]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ At the time of the first modern Olympics in 1896, the Armenian homeland (i.e. the Armenian Highlands that has historically been called simply "Armenia" and held the overwhelming majority of the world's Armenian population until the Armenian Genocide of 1915), was divided between the Ottoman and Russian Empires. In 1918, the First Republic of Armenia was established in the parts of the Armenian homeland where Armenians still lived. It existed only two years and was annexed by the Red Army in late 1920. The Armenian SSR became part of the Soviet Union by the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR in December 1922. Armenia became independent following the 1991 independence referendum during the last months of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
  2. ^ 385 is the most widely accepted date,[7][8][9][10][11] supported by a memorial plate at the museum in Olympia, Greece.[12] Other authors have indicated 369,[13][14][15][16] 365,[17] and 393[18] as the date of his victory. Some authors have erroneously stated that Varazdat was an Olympic champion in wrestling or pentathlon.[19]
Citations
  1. ^ a b "Armenian Sport Life in the pre-WWI Ottoman Empire". Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "One More Olympic Moment Camden's Hal Prieste, 103, The Oldest Living Olympian, Will Go To Sydney To Return A Flag He Captured In 1920". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 9 September 2000. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Armenia". Official website of the Olympic Movement. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ispirian 2000, p. 191.
  5. ^ According to Faustus of Byzantium; see Hacikyan, Agop Jack; Basmajian, Gabriel; Franchuk, Edward S.; Ouzounian, Nourhan (2000). The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Oral Tradition to the Golden Age. 1. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. p. 184. ISBN 9780814328156. 
  6. ^ Ispirian 2000, p. 194.
  7. ^ Gardiner, E. Norman (2002). Athletics in the ancient world. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications. ISBN 9780486424866. The last Olympic victor whose name we know is the Armenian Prince Varazdates, who won the boxing in the 291st Olympiad (A. D. 385). 
  8. ^ Mandell, Richard D. (1987). The Nazi Olympics. Champaign: University of Illinois Press. p. 6. ISBN 9780252013256. Under the tolerant, assimilating Romans, the Olympics became polyglot and the last Olympic victor of whom we have record was an Armenian prince, Varaztad, who won a boxing match in A.D. 385. 
  9. ^ Trypanis, Constantine Athanasius (1964). Grooves in the wind. Chilmark Press. p. 7. By a strange irony of fate the last recorded victor of the national (Olympic) games was Varazdates, a Ascarid from Armenia, who won the boxing in a.d. 385. 
  10. ^ Baker, William Joseph (1988). Sports in the Western world (Rev. ed.). Urbana: University of Illinois Press. p. 40. ISBN 9780252060427. Fittingly, the last champion for whom there is evidence was not a Greek, but an Armenian boxer named Varaztad. 
  11. ^ Lambros, Sp. P.; Polites, N. G. (1896). The Olympic Games, B.C.776-A.D.1896: Part First. New York: American Olympic Committee. p. 8. This explains how in the two hundred and ninety first Olympiad (385 B.C.) the victory was carried off by the Armenian pugilist, Varasdates, a descendant of the royal family of Arsacides, who became later the king of Armenia. This Varasdates was the last conqueror in the Olympic Games known to us. 
  12. ^ Ispirian 2000, pp. 193-194: "Հարցի ճշգրտման վրա լույս է սփռում Հունաստանի Օլիմպիա ավանի օլիմպիական թանգարանում ցուցադրվող դարերի խոքից մեզ հասած հուշագիրը, ուր աղյուսաձև վերից վար նշված են օլիմպիական խաղերի թվերը, դրանց անցկացման տարեթվերը, օլիմպիական խաղերի չեմպիոնների անունները և նրանց երկրների անվանումները: Այդ հուշագիրը տեղեկացնում է որ հին հունական օլիմպիոնոկոսի կոչումը նվաճել է հայաստանցի Վարազդատը:"
  13. ^ Scanlon, Thomas F. (2002). Eros and Greek Athletics. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 357. ISBN 9780195348767. Varazdates, a Arsacid from Armenia who won in boxing in A.D. 369. 
  14. ^ Guttmann, Allen (2004). Sports: The First Five Millennia. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. p. 22. ISBN 9781558496101. The date of the last Olympic is as uncertain as the date of the first. Until quite recently, the last known victor was the Armenian prince Varazdat, who won the boxing competition in 369 A.D., but an inscription discovered at Olympia in 1994 gives the names of several athletes whose victories came as late as 385 A.D. If Theodosius I decreed an end to the Olympics in 394, as some scholars believe, then the last games took place in 393. (The evidence for this belief comes from an eleventh-century manuscript by Georgios Kedrenos.) 
  15. ^ Wenn, Stephen R.; Schaus, Gerald P., eds. (2007). Onward to the Olympics : historical perspectives on the Olympic Games. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-88920-505-5. Not only does the honour of being the last known Olympian no longer belong to Varazdat(es) of Armenia in AD 369, but it is significant for our understanding of the "end" of the Games that these latest Olympians came from Athens, not from distant parts if the ancient world. 
  16. ^ Littlewood, A.R. (2010). "Olympia". In Wilson, Nigel. Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece. New York: Routledge. p. 515. ISBN 978-0-415-87396-3. Although the Roman conquest initially involved a vast diminution in the games' prestige, they now become open to at least some non-Greeks (the last known victor, of boxing in AD 369, was Varazdates, the crown prince of Armenia). 
  17. ^ Perrottet, Tony (2004). The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games. New York: Random House. p. 190. ISBN 978-0-8129-6991-7. A.D. 365 - The last Olympic victor on record is the Armenian prince Varazdate, who won the boxing in the 291st Olympiad. A.D. 393 - Last official Olympic Games (the 293rd). The victors' names are lost. 
  18. ^ Katvalian, Maksim (1985). "Վարազդան [Varazdat]". In Hambardzumyan, Viktor. Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia (in Armenian). Yerevan: Armenian Encyclopedia. pp. 305–306. Վարազդատը աղբյուրներում հայտնի է որպես բազմակողմանի զարգացած մարզիկ (ըստ Մովսես Խորենացու՝ կորովի նետաձիգ, ճարտար գազանամարտիկ, սուսերամարտիկ, ըմբշամարտիկ, բռնցքամարտիկ): Նրա անունը դրոշմվել է մարմարյա սալիկին՝ որպես վերջին օլիմպիադայի (393) չեմպիոնի: 
  19. ^ Ispirian 2000, p. 193.
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  59. ^ "Grachiya Petikyan". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
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