Gor Minasyan

Further Personal Information
Residence
Gyumri, ARM
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Armenian, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Gyumri, Armenia.
Name of coach
Pashik Alaverdyan [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the +105kg category at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ankakh.com, 10 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Akop Pilosyan. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Soviet-Armenian weightlifter Yury Vardanyan. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only winning." (Athlete, 28 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ankakh.com, 10 Sep 2016)
Other information
SANCTION
In 2013 he was suspended for two years by the International Weightlifting Federation [IWF] after testing positive to the banned substance norandrosterone. He was permitted to return to competition in May 2015. (iwf.net, 31 Dec 2015; armenianow.com, 06 Nov 2013)

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