14:32  +04,  August 30, 2012

Armenian delegation at Paralympics opening ceremony

The 14th Paralympic Games have kicked off in London. Armenia’s flag bearer was weightlifter Greta Vardanyan.

Armenia is represented by two athletes Greta Vardanyan and swimmer Margarita Hovakimyan. The delegation is headed by President of Paralympic committee Hakob Vardanyan.

Weightlifter Greta Vardanyan, who competes in the 48-kg category, was born on February 20, 1986. She is married and has one daughter. She is involved in professional weightlifting ever since 2005. She placed second at an international competition held in Greece in 2007. She competed in the Beijing Paralympics 2008. Also, she won silver and a bronze medal at two international competitions held in the United Arab Emirates in 2011.    

Swimmer Margarita Hovakimyan was born on April 15, 1995. She is involved in swimming ever since 2005. In 2010 she won two silver medals at Russia’s disabled swimming championship, and in 2011 she received six medals at another meet in Russia.

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