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Gor Minasyan (Armenian: Գոռ Մինասյան; born 25 October 1994) is an Armenian weightlifter, and Olympic silver medalist (2016) competing in the super-heavyweight category (105 kg + until 2018 and 109 kg + starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories).[1]

Gor Minasyan
Гор Минасян.jpg
Personal information
NationalityArmenian
Born (1994-10-25) 25 October 1994 (age 24)
Gyumri, Armenia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight149.50 kg (330 lb)
Sport
CountryArmenia
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)+109 kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 211 kg (2017)
  • Clean and jerk: 245 kg (2018)
  • Total: 451 kg (2016)


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CareerEdit

He was the youth world record holder for the snatch in the +94 kg division till middle of 2018 when new bodyweight category announced. Minasyan won a silver medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.[2]

Minasyan was banned for 2 years in 2013 after testing positive for norandrosterone.[3]

He was the bronze medalist at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships, and the silver medalist at the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships, 2017 European Weightlifting Championships, 2018 World Weightlifting Championships, and the 2016 Summer Olympics[4][5].

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil +105 kg 200 207 210 3 236 241 241 5 451  
World Championships
2015   Houston, United States +105 kg 195 201 203   234 240 240 8 437  
2018   Ashgabat, Turkmenistan +109 kg 200 205 211   240 245 250   450  
European Championships
2016   Førde, Norway +105 kg 195 200 205   231 231 237 4 442  
2017   Split, Croatia +105 kg 200 205 211   235 240 240 5 446  
2019   Batumi, Georgia +109 kg 200 205 205   222 234 7 422 5
World Junior Championships
2011   Penang, Malaysia +105 kg 170 175 178   200 206 208 5 384 4
2012   Antigua, Guatemala +105 kg 180 186 190   220 227 230   417  
2013   Lima, Peru +105 kg 177 183 187 -- 206 213 220 -- -- DSQ
Youth Olympic Games
2010   Singapore, Singapore +94 kg 155 155 160 1 190 190 195 2 350  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PDF listing of 2018 Group A world championship entrants in 109 kg +
  2. ^ "Samvel Khachatryan: Gor Minasyan has won Armenia's first silver medal of Olympic Games since 1996". PanArmenian.Net. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Sanctioned Athletes / Athlete Support Personnel". iwf.net. International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Lasha Talakhadze Wins Gold, Behdad Salimi Bombs Out After World Record Snatch". BarBend.com. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ "MINASYAN Gor". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.

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