Garnik Mnatsakanyan

Garnik Mnatsakanyan (Armenian: Գառնիկ Մնացականյան, born 7 November 1989) is an Armenian freestyle wrestler. He competed in the 57 kg division at the 2016 Olympics, but was eliminated in the first bout.[2]

Garnik Mnatsakanyan
Գառնիկ Մնացականյան
Garnik Mnatsakanyan Rio2016.jpg
Mnatsakanyan at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 (age 31)
Azatashen, Armenia
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle
ClubTashir[1]
Coached byArshak Hayrapetyan
Gevorg Vardanyan
Aram Margaryan

BiographyEdit

He was born on 7 November 1989 in the Azatashen village. Mnatsakanyan first practiced taekwondo and then boxing before he began wrestling at the age of 10. His coaches are Arshak Hayrapetyan and Gevorg Vardanyan, and his first coach was Andranik Haroyan.[3] Making his senior wrestling debut in 2010, Mnatsakanyan came in third at the 2016 Stepan Sargsyan Tournament and later competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in London.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Mnatsakanyan is married and has one son.[3] He liked to read books, has a calm temperament, and does not like talking much. His younger brother, Tigran Mnatsakanyan, also a freestyle wrestler.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Garnik Mnatsakanyan. nbcolympics.com
  2. ^ Garnik Mnatsakanyan Archived 2016-08-26 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b "Օլիմպիական հավաքական. Գառնիկ Մնացականյան" (in Armenian). Mediamax Sport. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b ""Ճանապարհ դեպի Ռիո". Ըմբիշ Գառնիկ Մնացականյան" (in Armenian). ARMNOC. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.

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