|1993 Sofia||-76 kg|
|1994 Sokolov||-76 kg|
|1995 Warsaw||-76 kg|
|1998 Riesa||-76 kg|
Kyapanaktsyan was born in Leninakan, Armenian SSR (now Gyumri, Armenia), a city known for producing elite weightlifters. 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.
On September 30, 2007, Kyapanaktsyan died at the age of 39 in a car accident on the Gyumri-Vanadzor highway.
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