Simon Martirosyan – European bronze medalist

15:10 - 16 Apr, 2016

Armenia men’s weightlifting team member, Youth Olympic champion Simon Martirosyan became a European bronze medalist.

10 athletes from Austria, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Poland and Latvia were competing in subgroup A of the 105kg weight class.

In the first approach of the snatch Martirosyan lifted 182kg but in the next two approaches failed to hold overhead 184kg and 185kg. The Youth Olympic champion conquered silver in the snatch.

In the clean and jerk Martirosyan lifted 215kg first, then 220kg but didn’t succeed in 225kg. He came in third in the clean and jerk and became a European bronze medalist with the double-event of 402kg.

On the last day of the European Championships Hripsime Khurshudyan, Arpine Dalalyan and Gor Minasyan will fight for medals.

Photos – here

Norway, Forde

ANOC press service

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