Armenia’s legendary weightlifter Yuri Vardanyan has died today at the age of 62
- 02 Nov, 2018
Armenia’s legendary weightlifter Yuri Vardanyan has died today at the age of 62, the ministry of sports and youth affairs told ARMENPRESS.
As a weightlifter, Vardanyan reached numerous heights by winning World and European championships throughout late 1970s through the 1980s. He won gold at the 1980 summer Olympics He earned the title Honored Master of Sports of the USSR in 1977 and was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1985. In 1994 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.
EWF sincere condolences to his family and our Armenian friends.