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Vladimir Yengibaryan
Birth: Apr. 24, 1932
Yerevan
K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Death: Feb. 1, 2013
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Olympic Athlete. A native of Armenia, he was a boxer and gold medalist during the 1956 Summer Olympics at Melbourne, Australia. Fighting in the Light Welterweight Division, he won the Gold in the final match against Italian boxer Franco Nenci. After this victory, he was honored of the highest sports awards of the Soviet Union. In addition to the Olympic title, Yengibaryan won three editions of the European Championships and the bronze medal in the edition held in East Berlin, Germany in 1955. He was the first Soviet boxer to become European champion. Later he participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy as the favorite to win the final but after a shoulder injury he lost in the quarter-final against Polish boxer Marian Kasprzyk. After this defeat he left his career to become a coach and a few years later an international referee. He died of natural causes in Los Angeles, California where moved in the early 90s. After his passing his remains were repatriated and buried in his homeland according to the will of his relatives. (bio by: Ruggero) 
 
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Tokhmakh Cemetery
Yerevan
K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
 
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Originally Created by: Ruggero
Record added: Mar 17, 2013
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Vladimir Yengibaryan
Added by: Ruggero
 
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