11, 2018

President sent a letter of condolences to the Vardanian family

President Armen Sarkissian sent today a letter of condolences to the Vardanian family.
“I was deeply saddened by the new of the demise of a legend of the Armenian sport, famous weightlifter, Olympic champion Yuri Vardanian.

Yuri Vardanian was an example and standard setter for many in the Armenian sport life. He proved through his Olympic and world records that the impossible is just a challenge which can be overcome, that the impossible can become possible.

His success elevated our national spirit and forged the willpower and character. We have lost a sport legend, the meetings with whom I recall with special warmth. He was also an active actor in our social and state life and Fatherland always was on his mind and in his plans.

I convey my sincere condolences to the Vardanian family and friends, and I share their pain and sorrow.

The great memory of Yuri Vardanian will always shine bright in our hearts and souls.”

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