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VARDANYAN Greta
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para powerlifting
NPC Armenia   
GenderWomen
Age32
Place of BirthLeninakan, URS
Height1.40 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Daughter Ofelya
Residence
Gyumri, ARM
Languages
Armenian
Higher education
Physiology - Pedagogic Institute: Gyumri, ARM
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2005 at age 19 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Name of coach
Artak Nersisyan [personal], from 2015
Training Regime
She trains in Gyumri, Armenia
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Armenia
General Interest
Nicknames
Lala [given to her by her little sister]. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing second at the 2017 World Cup event in Eger, Hungary. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Injuries
She struggled with a back injury following the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (armeniasputnik.am, 03 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Look ahead and reach your goals." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
She was Armenia's flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012; myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in Para alpine skiing at international level. (paralympic.org, 2014; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Impairment
At age two, both her legs were amputated above the knee after she was injured in the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012; British Council Armenia Facebook page, 08 Dec 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2008 48kg  NoM
7 2012 48kg  
5 2016 55kg 96
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
9 2017 55kg 90.0
European Open Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 55kg 82
5 2018 61kg 85