The president of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia, Gagik Tsarukyan has given a car to the member of the Armenian Weightlifting Team, 2015 small bronze medalist, super heavyweight Gor Minasyan.
As it was earlier informed, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had registered violation at the World Weightlifting Championship in Houston, US. The doping tests of 24 weightlifters showed positive results among which was also 2015 world champion, record holder, super heavyweight Russian Aleksey Lovchev. The International Weightlifting Federation has officially announced the information about the athlete’s disqualification.
Therefore, small bronze medalist Gor Minasyan becomes world big bronze medalist.
In case of having the big bronze medal, Minasyan would be included in the list of the best 10 athletes of 2015 for which he has been awarded by ANOC President Gagik Tsarukyan.
P.S. The award ceremony of the best 10 athletes of 2015 was held on December 25.
ANOC press service
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