Vaghinak Galstyan

Vaghinak Galstyan (Armenian: Վաղինակ Գալստյան, born 7 November 1973) is a retired Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a World Champion, winning gold in 2001. Galstyan was awarded the Honored Master of Sports of Armenia title in 2009.[1]

Vaghinak Galstyan
Personal information
Born (1973-11-07) 7 November 1973 (age 46)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman
ClubTrade Union SC Yerevan
Coached bySamvel Gevorgyan

Galstyan is only the second Wrestling World Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling from the independent Republic of Armenia, after Aghasi Manukyan. He was voted the Armenian Athlete of the Year for 2001. Galstyan also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics.

He became the head of Armenia's sports organizations, sports and youth policy department of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs in 2014. On 24 September 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Gratitude for his contributions.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ПОДВЕДЕНЫ ИТОГИ ГОДА (in Russian). www.ra.am. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Վ. Ա. ԳԱԼՈՒՍՏՅԱՆԻՆ ԵՐԱԽՏԱԳԻՏՈՒԹՅԱՆ ՄԵԴԱԼՈՎ ՊԱՐԳԵՎԱՏՐԵԼՈՒ ՄԱՍԻՆ" (in Armenian). President of Armenia. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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