Armenian representatives have won 13 medals at the U15 and U17 European Weightlifting Championships in Israel.
Liana Gyurjyan (+81 kg) and Garnik Cholakyan (49 kg) were crowned European U17 champions. Melina Khachatryan (71 kg), Margarita Arakelyan (81 kg), Gevorg Ghahramanyan (89 kg) and Garnik Karapetyan (96 kg) won silver medals and Ara Poghosyan (61 kg) and Petros Petrosyan (102 kg) deserved bronze medals.
In the U15 competition the following athletes won silver medals: Aleksandra Grigoryan (49 kg), Julieta Avanesyan (+81 kg), Garik Voskanyan (49 kg), Rafik Minasyan (55 kg) and Albert Tumasyan (+102 kg).
The Armenia team had left for Israel with 23 weightlifters.
Before the game the opening ceremony of the tournament was held.
Maksim Manukyan – silver medalist
After round 3 Zaven Andriasyan tops the standings with 2, 5 points
She will compete with Turkey’s Aila Aksu
Grigoryan scored 47, 5 points
Arsen Harutyunyan at 61 kg will fight for European champion title.