YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian weightlifter Tigran V. Martirosyan became an all-round champion in the European Weightlifting Championship held in Lignano (Italy) and the fourth Armenian champion to participate in the tournament.
Martirosyan won in the snatch, clean and jerk combination with the result of 377 kg, outrunning his main competitor Georgy Markov of Moscow with four points. He had no equal in the snatch (172 kg) and the clean and jerk (205 kg).
Edgar Gevorgyan won a silver medal in the snatch, Arthur Babayan took the 8th position in the snatch with 171 kg but fell short in the clean and jerk.
The Armenian weightlifters won 17 medals, including 13 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.
Meline Daluzyan and Nazik Avdalyan became European Champions in the women’s competition, While Tigran G. Martirosyan and Tigran V. Martirosyan became all-round champions.
This is the second victory of the Armenian weightlifting team in the European Championship, which allows winners in the competition the opportunity to send 5 male and 2 female weightlifters to the Olympic Games in Beijing.