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NAZARYAN Stas
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para athletics, Para cross-country
NPC Armenia   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthSpitak, URS
Height1.70 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Two sons and one daughter
Residence
Yerevan, ARM
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Armenian, English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in January 2017 at a training camp in Poland.
Why this sport?
He was given the opportunity to try the sport by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC].
Club / Team
Yerevan, ARM
Name of coach
Karen Abrahamyan, ARM, from 2017
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing eighth in the mixed crewboat [sailing] event at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
President of the Armenian National Paralympic Committee, Hakob Abrahamyan. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Armenian Para alpine skier Mher Avanesyan. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the flag bearer for Armenia at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

He has been presented with the Armenian Presidential Award three times during his career. (armeniasputnik.am, 18 Dec 2016)
Other sports
He competed in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 1998 and 2002. He also represented Armenia in sailing at the Paralympic Games in 1996 and 2000, and competed in Para athletics at the 2017 World Grand Prix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (team-thomas.org, 20 Mar 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (civilnet.am, 13 Feb 2017)
Impairment
In 1988 his right leg was amputated above the knee after a wall fell on him during an earthquake in Spitak, Armenia. (civilnet.am, 13 Feb 2017; armeniasputnik.am, 18 Dec 2016)
Other information
COACHING
He has coached Para alpine skiing in Armenia. He guided Armenian Para alpine skier Sasun Hakobyan to two medals at an international tournament in 2017 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (civilnet.am, 13 Feb 2017)

ARMY SERVICE
He served in the Armenian military police for two years, having been drafted as a volunteer in 1997. (armeniasputnik.am, 18 Dec 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 4:41.11