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Greta Vardanyan

Alpine Skiing | Powerlifting


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Daughter Ofelya
Gyumri, ARM
Emergency Services
Armenian, Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute: Armenia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 19 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Club / Team
Pyunic : Yerevan, ARM
Name of coach
Artak Nersisyan [personal], from 2015
Training Regime
She trains in Gyumri, Armenia

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Lala [given to her by her younger sister]. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Music, photography. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth in the 55kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
She had a wrist injury in 2017. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)

She struggled with a back injury following the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019;, 03 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Look ahead and reach your goals." (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Armenia at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in both 2012 and 2016. (, 06 Sep 2016;, 29 Aug 2012)
Other sports
She represented Armenia in Para alpine skiing at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jun 2019; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
At age two, both her legs were amputated above the knee after she was injured in the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019, 08 Feb 2012; British Council Armenia Facebook page, 08 Dec 2011)
Other information
She works as an emergency services telephone operator. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)


Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 11
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Final Round 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -55 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00kg Final 2017-12-03 9