Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   13 December

Olympic champion Vladimir Yengibaryan passed away

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 1, ARMENPRESS: Melbourne Olympic Games champion Vladimir Yengibaryan died. As National Olympic Committee of Armenia informed Armenpress, our compatriot, Melbourne Olympic Games champion, 81, triple European champion and Honored Master of Sports of the  USSR passed away on February 1, in Los Angeles.

He was born on April 24, 1932 in Yerevan, Armenia.  He founded the first in the USSR boxing Children and Youth Sport School in Yerevan  in 1959. He chaired the school till 1995 the year he moved to the United States.Former welterweight boxer has been awarded to highest awards by the President of the Republic of Armenai Serzh Sargsyan and NKR President Bako SAhakyan in 2009.

National Olympic Committee of Armenia is scheduled to serve a burial ceremony in St. Sargis Church. The funeral is will be hosted in the United States.

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