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Levon Julfalakyan

Full name: Levon Julfalakyan
Original name: Լևոն Ջուլֆալաքյան
Other name(s): Levon Arsenovich Dzhulfalakyan, Левон Арсенович Джулфалакян
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: April 5, 1964 in Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia
Affiliations: CSKA Gyumri, Gyumri (ARM)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Father of Arsen Julfalakyan.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Levon Julfalakyan was active in gymnastics before taking up wrestling. Julfalakyan had a very brief wrestling career, but he still managed to win the three most important major titles: Olympic, World, and European. Wrestling in the Greco-Roman lightweight class his entire career, Julfalakyan was Olympic Champion in 1988 and World and European Champion in 1986. He also won the 1985 World Cup, the 1984 European junior title, and bronze at the 1989 World Championships. Julfalakyan never captured a Soviet title, but earned silver (1985) and bronze (1984) at the Soviet Championships. After finishing his sporting career, Julfalakyan worked as a wrestling coach. Since 1999 he has been head coach of the Armenian national Greco-Roman team and, in 2002, became vice-president of the Armenian Wrestling Federation. Julfalakyan has also been president of the Armenian Olympians Association and a member of the executive committee of the Armenian National Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1988-09-20
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-09-22 Julfalakyan (URS) decision (9-3), Kim (KOR)
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Five 1 1988-09-21 17,0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Five Match #2 1 1988-09-21 Julfalakyan (URS) fall (0:34), Kopański (POL) 4,0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Four 1 1988-09-21 13,0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Four Match #4 1 1988-09-21 Julfalakyan (URS) decision (8-4), Cărare (ROU) 3,0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Three 1 1988-09-21 10,0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Three Match #5 1 1988-09-21 Julfalakyan (URS) decision (9-2), Seras (USA) 3,0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Two 2T 1988-09-20 7,0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Two Match #7 1 1988-09-20 Julfalakyan (URS) decision (16-0) (1:00), Salbei (KEN) 3,5
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round One 2T 1988-09-20 3,5
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round One Match #6 1 1988-09-20 Julfalakyan (URS) decision (15-0) (2:10), Yeats (CAN) 3,5
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