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Bulgaria
Age: 30
Date of Birth: March 9, 1974
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
Current Residence: Sofia, Bulgaria
Country: Bulgaria
Sport: Greco-Roman Wrestling
Event: 132 pounds (60 kg)
Height: 5-4
Club: Slavja Litex
Coach: Bratan Tzenov
Previous Olympics: 2000 - 1st (Bulgaria, 58 kg); 1996 - 1st (Armenia, 52 kg).
World Championships: 2002 - 1st; 2002 - 1st; 2001 - 4th; 1999 - 3rd; 1998 - 3rd; 1997 - 3rd; 1995 - 2nd; 1994 - 15th; 1993 - 2nd.
Other career highlights: Can become fifth wrestler to win three gold medals, and would do so at three weights. Because of lack of training funds, left native Armenia after 1996 Olympics for Bulgaria. Initially wanted to wrestle for France, but was turned down. Wrestles for club sponsored by former European wrestling champion Grisha Galtchev, who owns an oil company. Greco-Roman wrestler of the year in 1998.

Results: Armen Nazarian
PlaceEventTime/ScoreYear
BronzeMen's Greco-Roman 60kgAthens 2004
GoldMen's Greco-Roman 55kgSydney 2000
7Men's Greco-Roman 60kgBeijing 2008