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Mnatsakan Iskandaryan

Full name: Mnatsakan Iskandaryan
Original name: Մնացական Իսկանդարյան
Other name(s): Mnatsakan Frunzevich Iskandaryan, Мнацакан Фрунзевич Искандарян
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 17, 1967 in Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia
Affiliations: KSV Witten 07, Witten (GER)
Country: EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Mnatsakan Iskandaryan took up wrestling in 1978 and made the Soviet national team in 1988, after winning Greco-Roman lightweight gold at the 1987 World Junior Championships. After winning the 1988 Greco-Roman lightweight World Cup and silver at the 1989 European Championships, Iskandaryan switched to the welterweight class and became the world’s best Greco-Roman welterweight wrestler at the start of the 1990s. As a welterweight, Iskandaryan won Olympic gold in 1992, was World Champion in 1990, 1991 and 1994 and European Champion in 1991 and 1992. Iskandaryan finished his sporting career after finishing in a disappointing fifth place at the 1996 Olympics and later worked as a wrestling coach, being the head coach of the Russian national Greco-Roman wrestling junior team. In 2012, he was elected to the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Russia RUS 5

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR TP
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Final Standings 1 1992-07-27
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-07-29 Iskandaryan (EUN) decision (6-3), Tracz (POL)
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Six 1 1992-07-28 18,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Six Match #1 1 1992-07-28 Iskandaryan (EUN) decision (7-1), Riemer (FRA) 3,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Five 1 1992-07-28 15,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Five Match #1 1 1992-07-28 Iskandaryan (EUN) decision (9-1), Ivanov (BUL) 3,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Four 1 1992-07-28 12,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Four Match #1 1 1992-07-28 Iskandaryan (EUN) decision (5-0), Almanza (CUB) 3,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Three 1T 1992-07-27 9,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Three Match #1 1 1992-07-27 Iskandaryan (EUN) decision (9-1), Kasap (CAN) 3,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Two 2T 1992-07-27 6,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round Two Match #1 1 1992-07-27 Iskandaryan (EUN) decision (8-0), Takács (HUN) 3,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round One 2T 1992-07-27 3,0
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Wrestling Unified Team EUN Group B - Round One Match #1 1 1992-07-27 Iskandaryan (EUN) decision (9-3), West (USA) 3,0
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Russia RUS Final Standings 5 1996-07-21
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Russia RUS Final Round Match 5/6 1 1996-07-22 Iskandaryan (RUS) default (0-0) (0:14), Dzyhazov (UKR) 0
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Russia RUS Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1996-07-22 Azcuy (CUB) decision (5-4) (5:19), Iskandaryan (RUS) 4
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #2 AC 1996-07-22 Iskandaryan (RUS)
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Russia RUS Classification Round Six Match #1 2 1996-07-22 Hahn (GER) decision (8-5) (5:00), Iskandaryan (RUS) 5
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Russia RUS Round Two Match #3 1 1996-07-21 Iskandaryan (RUS) decision (4-0) (5:00), Kim (KOR) 4
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Wrestling Russia RUS Round One Match #5 1 1996-07-21 Iskandaryan (RUS) grand superiority (10-0) (2:26), García (VEN) 10