November 9, 2009 By admin
Vladimir Nikolaevich Yengibaryan born April 24, 1932 in Yerevan, Armenia is a former welterweight boxer.
Yengibaryan trained at Trudovye Rezervy in Yerevan, Armenia. He was an amateur boxer for the USSR, who won the Light welterweight (63.5 kg) gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic games. In 1957 he became the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR and was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour on the same year.  After finishing his career he founded the first in the USSR boxing Children and Youth Sport School in Yerevan. Since 1992 he lives in Los Angeles.
On 29 October President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed a decree awarding famous boxer, Olympic and two times Europe’s champion Vladimir Yengibaryan with “Vachagan Barepasht” medal for substantial contribution to the foundation and development of Armenian boxing school, NKR President’s central information department reports.