Hayk Abgaryan

Alpine Skiing | Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Languages
Armenian

General interest

Hobbies
Every September he climbs Mount Aragats in Armenia. (civilnet.am, 12 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is everything. It takes you away from daily life." (civilnet.am, 12 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He has represented Armenia in Para sailing, including at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, where sailing was contested as a demonstration sport. He has also represented Armenia in Para alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in 1998 and 2002. (pyunic.org, 19 Apr 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Feb 2021)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at age 12 after he was hit by a truck while riding a bicycle. (civilnet.am, 12 Dec 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as the manager of a custom furniture factory in Armenia. The business was started by a friend of his to provide jobs for people with impairments who had been unable to find work. "As an athlete, I had previously had nothing to do with furniture production. But I love the job. You work with your hands, with nice materials." (civilnet.am, 12 Dec 2018)