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Armenian’s Youth Weightlifting Team Takes First Place in World Championship


Armenian’s Youth Weightlifting Team

The Armenian youth weightlifting team took first place in the overall ranking at the world U17 championship held in Durres, Albania. The young weightlifters won six medals in the event.


Seryozha Barseghyan clinched the gold in the 67kg event, Gagik Mkrtchyan (102 kg) won a silver medal, Valerik Movsisyan (89 kg) and Ashot Margaryan (96 kg) became bronze medalists.


Anna Amroyan (76 kg) and Emma Poghosyan (81 kg) showed the third best results in the girls’ competition taking home bronze medals.


Ashot Margaryan (96 kg), won a bronze medal with a result of 300 kg (137+163). Margaryan also won small bronze medals in both events.


Narek Mkrtchyan (73 kg) won a small bronze medal in the clean and jerk with a result of 158 kg.


The Armenian men’s team participated in the World Championship under the leadership of coaches Yervand Kirakosyan and Harutyun Yeghoyan.


According to Yeghoyan, the results shown by weightlifters are historic and unprecedented. “This is truly an unprecedented event in the history of Armenian weightlifting. We were represented in almost all weight categories. It is noteworthy that this was the first time we took part in such a large tournament. This is the result of years of hard work by coaches and athletes.”

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