Armenian Weightlifter Wins Silver Medal

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–In the World Weightlifting Championship–which took place in the Turkish city of Antalya–Yerevan native Arsen Melikian–the only athlete who won a medal at Sidney Olympics–won the silver medal in the 77 kg category. In a dramatic competition with Abas Nader from Qatar–both athletes lifted the same weight (365 kg)–however–Melikian took the second place–since his own weight was only slightly higher.


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