|Olympic medal record|
|Men's Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling|
|Competitor for Soviet Union|
|Bronze||1952 Helsinki||57 kg|
|Gold||1953 Naples||57 kg|
Artem Teryan was born on March 5, 1930 in Kirovabad in an Armenian family originating from the village Banants. He lost his father, who died in World War II, when he was very young. He started wrestling in 1945. He first became interested in the Armenian Kokh, then moved on to the studies of classical wrestling. His first coach was Andrew Danielian.
After high school, Teryan entered the Baku Institute of Physical Education and moved to Baku. In 1950, he won the first USSR Championship in Greco-Roman wrestling in the lightest weight category. In 1951, he became the Champion of the USSR in the classical and freestyle wrestling.
Teryan became a member of the USSR national Greco-Roman wrestling team in 1952 and competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki and won a bronze medal in the bantamweight category (57 kg). He was a member of the first Soviet wrestling team to compete at at World Championships at the 1953 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Naples. Teryan was the winner of his division and won a gold medal. In the finals, he beat Olympic Champion Imre Hódos. Teryan is the first athlete from Azerbaijan to become a World Champion.
He later served in the featherweight weight class (62 kg). In 1955, after a fall off his bike, which led to the fracture of the clavicle, he was forced to complete his career and went onto coaching in the sports society Dynamo. In April 1970, he was murdered as a victim of domestic violence murders.
- "Армянские звезды спортивного Баку". www.noev-kovcheg.ru. Retrieved 4 February 2013. (Russian)