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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Weightlifting BUL Norayr Nurikyan
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Weightlifting BUL Norayr Nurikyan
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold