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VARDANYAN Greta
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para powerlifting
NPC Armenia   
GenderWomen
Age36
Place of BirthLeninakan, URS
Height1.64 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Ofelya
Residence
Gyumri, ARM
Occupation
Emergency Services
Languages
Armenian, Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute: Armenia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 19 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Club / Team
Pyunic : Yerevan, ARM
Name of coach
Artak Nersisyan [personal], from 2015
Training Regime
She trains in Gyumri, Armenia
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Armenia
General Interest
Nicknames
Lala [given to her by her younger sister]. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Hobbies
Music, photography. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth in the 55kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Injuries
She had a wrist injury in 2017. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)

She struggled with a back injury following the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019; armeniasputnik.am, 03 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Look ahead and reach your goals." (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Armenia at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in both 2012 and 2016. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016; paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Other sports
She represented Armenia in Para alpine skiing at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jun 2019; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Impairment
At age two, both her legs were amputated above the knee after she was injured in the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019, 08 Feb 2012; British Council Armenia Facebook page, 08 Dec 2011)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as an emergency services telephone operator. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2008 48kg  NoM
7 2012 48kg  
5 2016 55kg 96
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
9 2017 55kg 90.0
11 2019 61kg 93.0
European Open Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 55kg 82
5 2018 61kg 85