Samvel Gasparyan

Further Personal Information
Residence
Gyumri, ARM
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Armenian, English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"When I was young my uncle, Harutyun Yeghoyan, had just begun a coaching career in weightlifting. I was taken to the gym to train and get fit."
Name of coach
Pashik Alaverdyan [national]; Vigen Khachatryan [national], ARM
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (mediamax.am, 22 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Soviet weightlifter Yurik Vardanyan. (mediamax.am, 22 May 2019)
Injuries
He missed two months of training in 2018 due to injury. (mediamax.am, 22 May 2019)
Famous relatives
He is the grandson of Yurik Vardanyan's sister-in-law. Vardanyan won a gold medal in weightlifting for the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. (mediamax.am, 22 May 2019)
Other information
FAMILY MOTIVATION
He is the grandson of Yurik Vardanyan's sister-in-law. Vardanyan won a gold medal for the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, and Gasparyan is motivated by continuing Vardanyan's legacy. "The desire to continue Vardanyan's case gives me strength. He always advised me never to underestimate anyone and to emphasise the importance of being human. My grandmother tells me a lot about him, especially after his death. He has proven that human power is infinite, and that you just need desire." (mediamax.am, 22 May 2019)

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