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In One Shot: Yuri Vardanyan’s special prize


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Museum of Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture keeps various interesting items, which athletes presented over the years.

This edition of Mediamax Sport’s In One Shot series is dedicated to the present, which Olympic, World and European champion Yuri Vardanyan received long ago.

USSR, which had a number of strong weightlifters, organized Friendship Games every year, which also hosted athletes from European and Asian countries.

As a leader in 82,5kg weight category, Vardanyan very often became the winner of the games.

In the tournament in Leningrad he received a special prize: “With great respect from Secretary-General of Friendship Games V. Pankov to prominent weightlifter Yuri Vardanyan.”

Vardanyan’s prize is displayed today at Museum of Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture of Yerevan, in a special stand, dedicated to his activity.

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