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POGHOSYAN Artak
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard
NPC Armenia   
GenderMen
Age39
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Yerevan, ARM
Languages
Armenian
General Interest
Impairment
His impairment is a result of injuries sustained during an earthquake in 1988 in Armenia, which killed more than 25,000 people. (paralympic.org, 18 Jan 2021)
Other information
TAKING UP SNOWBOARD
In 2019 he decided to take up Para snowboard with a view to competing in the sport at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. He also plans to establish a Para snowboard federation in Armenia to help grow the sport in the country. "We have a large number of injured young men with impairments. On one side this is very bad. On the other side, there is a huge opportunity to support these young men to regain their life skills and to build another career, if it's possible, so that's what we are working on now [speaking in 2021]." (paralympic.org, 18 Jan 2021)

OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied at National Polytechnic University of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia. (Facebook profile, 24 Jan 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.