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Sport Para alpine skiing, Para athletics, Para cross-country
NPC Armenia   
Place of BirthSpitak, URS
Height1.69 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Wife Karine, two sons, one daughter
Yerevan, ARM
Armenian, English
General Interest
Travelling. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing eighth in the mixed crewboat sailing event at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Armenian Para alpine skier Mher Avanesyan. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Armenia at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 09 Mar 2018)

He has been presented with the Armenian Presidential Award three times during his career. (, 18 Dec 2016)
Other sports
He competed in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 1998 and 2002, and represented Armenia in sailing at the Paralympic Games in 1996 and 2000. He also competed in cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Oct 2019;, 20 Mar 2017; Instagram profile, 22 May 2020)
At the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo he became the second Armenian, after women's alpine skier and powerlifter Greta Vardanyan, to have competed at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2021)

At the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang he became the first Armenian to compete in cross-country skiing at the winter Games since the nation made its winter Paralympic debut in 1998. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2021)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (, 13 Feb 2017)
In 1988 his right leg was amputated above the knee after a wall fell on him during an earthquake in Spitak, Armenia. (, 13 Feb 2017;, 18 Dec 2016)
Other information
He has coached Para alpine skiing in Armenia. He guided Armenian Para alpine skier Sasun Hakobyan to two medals at an international tournament in 2017 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (, 13 Feb 2017)

He served in the Armenian military police for two years, having been drafted as a volunteer in 1997. (, 18 Dec 2016)

In 2020 he and his wife Karine helped launch Noorishing Hands, a humanitarian relief effort to provide support and resources to families affected by the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. They collaborated on the project with Kevork and Tina Kevorkian, an Armenian couple living in Canada. (, 01 Jan 2021; Noorishing Hands Instagram profile, 16 Dec 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
18 2021 100m T54 18.76
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
27 2019 100m T54 19.88
  2019 400m T54  DSQ
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 4:41.11
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
10 2021 100m T54 18.94
11 2021 400m T54 1:06.95