Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

Armenia: Six facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

Armenia’s alpine skiers will hope to represent their country again at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games 28 Jan 2014
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Mher Avanesyan of Armenia competes in the Men's Standing Giant Slalom during Day 6 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics

Mher Avanesyan of Armenia competes in the Men's Standing Giant Slalom during Day 6 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics

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• Armenia has yet to win its first medal at either the summer or winter editions of the Paralympic Games.

• Armenia's best result at the Paralympic Winter Games was a fourth place finish by Armenuhi Nikoghosyan in women's giant slalom LW10-11 in 1998.

• Armenia has only competed in alpine skiing events at the Paralympic Winter Games. The NPC has participated in the sport at the Winter Games since 1998.

• Mher Avanesyan competed in alpine skiing in three Paralympic Winter Games editions, in 1998, 2006 and 2010, as well as in sailing at the Paralympic Games in 2000.

• Avanesyan's best result at the Vancouver 2010 Games was a 36th place in men's slalom standing.

• Armenia's last woman to be ranked in an event at the Paralympic Winter Games is Greta Khndzrtsyan who finished 11th in the women’s giant slalom sitting in 2006.

Athletes:

Alpine skiing

Mher AVANESYAN

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