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Albert Azaryan

Full name: Albert Azaryan
Original name: Ալբէրտ Ազարյան
Other name(s): Albert Vagharshakovich Azaryan, Альберт Вагаршакович Азарян
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 11, 1929 in Gəncə, Gəncə, Azerbaijan
Affiliations: Spartak Yerevan, Yerevan (ARM)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Father of Eduard Azaryan.

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Albert Azaryan was the first “lord of the rings”, reigning supremely in that gymnastic event. The Armenian won a gold medal in the rings at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, the 1954 and 1958 World Championships and the 1955 European Championships, adding several more medals in team events. His perhaps biggest legacy is the Azaryan cross, in which the gymnast hangs straight with his arms stretched, like a crucifix. Azaryan was the first gymnast to perform this move, which was named for him.

Albert’s son Eduard was also a gymnast, winning a gold medal with the Soviet team at the 1980 Games. In 2004, Armenia honoured Azaryan by allowing him to carry the country’s flag during the opening ceremonies, 44 years after his last Olympic appearance.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 7
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 40
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 11T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 5
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 8
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 12T
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 11
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 24T QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 14 QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 46T QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 7 QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 30T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 7 112.55 55.55 57.00
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 11 113.35 56.80 56.55

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 40 17.95 8.90 9.05
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 24T QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 24T 18.55 9.20 9.35

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 11T 18.55 9.15 9.40
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 14 QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 14 18.70 9.30 9.40

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.00 9.30 9.70
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 46T QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 46T 18.35 9.25 9.10

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 8 18.95 9.40 9.55
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 7 QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 6T 19.45 9.75 9.70

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.35 9.55 9.80
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.725
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.725 9.875 9.85
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 1 QU 19.75 9.85 9.90

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 12T 18.75 9.25 9.50
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 30T QR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 30T 18.55 9.45 9.10
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