Armenia’s women’s weightlifting team member, European new champion Hripsime Khurshudyan opines that the Armenian athletes also prove that Armenia is able to win in any sphere and she dedicates her victory to the Armenian nation.
“This victory is a new return, a beginning of something new. I happened to conquer 20 gold medals in a year but to become a champion twice in 20 days seems unreal heroism. I’m so happy, especially after the recent incidents happened in Armenia, that we, the athletes, could prove that Armenia will always be a winner. The lifted kilos were the usual kilos that I lift during trainings. We didn’t need to lift more kilos, the goal was to become a champion. I’ll lift more kilos at the Rio Olympics and will fight for medals there”, Khurshudyan said to ANOC press service.
In the snatch Hripsime Khurshudyan performed all attempts lifting 107kg, 111kg and 113kg. Khurshudyan managed to conquer a small gold medal. In the clean and jerk Khurshudyan lifted 133kg in the first attempt and then 137kg becoming a European champion with a total result of 250kg. She also captured another small gold medal.
ANOC press service
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