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Norayr Nurikyan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameNorayr Aram•Nurikyan
Used nameNorayr•Nurikyan
Original nameНорайр Арам•Нурикян
Born26 July 1948 in Sliven (BUL)
Measurements155 cm / 56-60 kg
AffiliationsAkademik, Sofia (BUL)
NOC(s) Bulgaria

Biography

Norair Nurikyan had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1972 Olympics Featherweight class (402.5 kg); 1st in the 1976 Olympics Bantamweight class (262.5 kg); 3rd in the 1971 World Championships Featherweight class (377.5 kg); 1st in the 1972 World Championships Featherweight class (402.5 kg); 2nd in the 1973 World Championships Featherweight class (267.5 kg); 3rd in the 1974 World Championships Featherweight class (277.5 kg); 1st in the 1976 World Championships Bantamweight class (262.5 kg); 3rd in the 1969 European Championships Bantamweight class (317.5 kg); 2nd in the 1972 European Championships Featherweight class (387.5 kg); 2nd in the 1973 European Championships Featherweight class (270.0 kg); 3rd in the 1974 European Championships Featherweight class (265.0 kg); 1st in the 1976 European Championships Bantamweight class (255.0 kg). He set five world records in the bantamweight and featherweight classes from 1972-76 – two in the snatch and three in the total.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Bulgaria    
1976 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Bulgaria    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1972 Summer Olympics 29 August 1972 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 402.5 WR 1
1972 Summer Olympics 29 August 1972 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 127.5 AC
1972 Summer Olympics 29 August 1972 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 157.5 WR AC
1976 Summer Olympics 19 July 1976 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 257.5 1
1976 Summer Olympics 19 July 1976 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 262.5 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 19 July 1976 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 115.0 AC
1976 Summer Olympics 19 July 1976 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 117.5 AC