Roman Amoyan

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Roman Amoyan
Personal information
Born (1983-09-03) 3 September 1983 (age 33)
Yerevan, Armenia
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Dynamo Yerevan
Coached by Azis Amoyan

Roman Amoyan (Armenian: Ռոման Ամոյան, born 3 September 1983) is an Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler of Yazidi descent. He is an Olympic bronze medalist, three-time World Championships medalist, and two-time European Champion. Amoyan received the Honored Master of Sports of Armenia title in 2009.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Roman was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR to Yazidi parents. He started wrestling in 1995 and became a Junior World Champion in 2001 and a Junior European Champion in 2002.

Career[edit]

Amoyan won the Olympic bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in the Men's Greco-Roman 55 kg. Amoyan was Armenia's first Olympic medalist in wrestling in 16 years.[3]

He won a bronze medal in 2009 and a silver medal in 2010 at the World Wrestling Championships. Amoyan also won a gold medal in 2006 and three silver medals in 2003, 2005, and 2008 at the European Wrestling Championships.

Amoyan was a member of the Armenian Greco-Roman wrestling team at the 2010 Wrestling World Cup.[4] The Armenian team came in third place. Amoyan personally won a gold medal.[5]

In 2011, Amoyan was voted the Armenian Athlete of the Year. He had suffered a severe head injury early in the European Championships that year, but still bravely fought on, with a bloody wrapping on his head the whole time. Amoyan went on become a two-time European Champion despite the injury.[6]

He failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7] Amoyan won another bronze medal at the World Championships in 2013 and another silver at the European Championships in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Amoyan is married. His wife is a doctor. They have a daughter.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ПОДВЕДЕНЫ ИТОГИ ГОДА (in Russian). www.ra.am. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ НОК и Минспорта Армении наградили лучших спортсменов 2009 года (in Russian). newsarmenia.ru. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "ARMENIANS in OLYMPICS 2008 (Fall 2008)". thearmenianchronicles.blogspot.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "2010 FILA World Cup Results" (PDF). www.fila-official.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "World Cup, Greco-Roman Seniors, 2010-02-13 Yerevan (ARM)". www.fila-official.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Greco-Roman Wrestler Roman Amoyan Voted Armenia’s Athlete of the Year". massispost.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Հայաստանի լավագույն մարզիկը չի մասնակցի օլիմպիական խաղերին (in Armenian). www.slaq.am. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Ռոման Ամոյան. Ըմբշամարտը, ծանրամարտը, ձյուդոն, բռնցքամարտը վայել չեն հայ կնոջը (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

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