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Suren Nalbandyan

Full name: Suren Rubenovich Nalbandyan
Original name: Сурен Рубенович Налбандян
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: June 3, 1956 in Geghard, Gegharkunik, Armenia
Affiliations: VS Astrakhan, Astrakhan (RUS) / VS Rostov-na-Donu, Rostov-na-Donu (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Armenia, Suren Nalbandyan’s family moved to Astrakhan, Russia in 1964, where he took up wrestling in 1969. Nalbandyan, who competed in the Greco-Roman style, became part of the Soviet national team in 1975 and made his international début at the 1976 European Championships, winning featherweight bronze. His next major international tournament, the 1976 Olympics, was the high point of Nalbandyan’s career, as he won a surprising lightweight gold medal by defeating two of his opponents due to disqualification, one by fall and three by decision. After his Olympic triumph, Nalbandyan won the 1977 European lightweight title and also competed at the 1980 Olympics Games, where he finished fourth in lightweight, after which he retired. Nalbandyan never competed at the World Championships but won five Soviet titles: in 1975-77 and 1980 in lightweight and in 1979 in welterweight. After finishing his sporting career, Nalbandyan worked as a wrestling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 4

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1976-07-20
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1 1976-07-24 Nalbandyan (URS) decision (12-9), Wehling (GDR)
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1976-07-23 2,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #3 1 1976-07-23 Nalbandyan (URS) decision (7-4), Supron (POL) 1,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1T 1976-07-23 1,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #4 1 1976-07-23 Nalbandyan (URS) decision (5-3), Rusu (ROU) 1,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1T 1976-07-22 0,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #5 1 1976-07-22 Nalbandyan (URS) fall (2:50), Alizadeh Koldkeshi (IRI) 0,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1976-07-21 0,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #6 1 1976-07-21 Nalbandyan (URS) DQ (6:56), Toma (HUN) 0,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1976-07-20 0,0
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #7 1 1976-07-20 Nalbandyan (URS) DQ (7:23), Nedev (BUL) 0,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 4 1980-07-22
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 4 1980-07-24 8,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 AC 1980-07-24 Nalbandyan (URS) , Rusu (ROU) DQ (passivity) (7:09) 4,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 4 1980-07-23 4,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #3 2 1980-07-23 Supron (POL) decision (4-2), Nalbandyan (URS) 3,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 4 1980-07-23 1,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1980-07-23 Nalbandyan (URS) decision (4-2), Gaál (HUN) 1,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1980-07-22 0,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #4 1 1980-07-22 Nalbandyan (URS) DQ (4:56), Moualek (ALG) 0,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1980-07-22 0,0
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #3 1 1980-07-22 Nalbandyan (URS) DQ (5:16), Sipilä (FIN) 0,0