Khachatur Kyapanaktsyan

Khachatur Kyapanaktsyan (Armenian: Խաչատուր Քյափանակցյան; June 24, 1968 – September 30, 2007) was an Armenian weightlifter. He set two world records in the snatch.

Khachatur Kyapanaktsyan
Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Representing  Armenia
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Sofia -76 kg
Silver medal – second place 1994 Sokolov -76 kg
Silver medal – second place 1995 Warsaw -76 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Riesa -76 kg

Kyapanaktsyan was born in Leninakan, Armenian SSR (now Gyumri, Armenia), a city known for producing elite weightlifters.[1] He won a gold medal at the 1993 European Weightlifting Championships and competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Kyapanaktsyan also set two world records, both in the snatch.[2]

On September 30, 2007, Kyapanaktsyan died at the age of 39 in a car accident on the Gyumri-Vanadzor highway.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gyumri". Cultural Caucasus. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Dream Teams Of The 20th Century: Team Armenia". liftup.chidlovski.net. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Sport: Weightlifting". ArmeniaNow.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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