14:46  AMT,  April 8, 2017

Armenia’s Martirosyan becomes European champion

Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalist Simon Martirosyan (Armenia) was declared 2017 European weightlifting champion, and he won his first champion’s title in the seniors’ competition.

In the Men’s 105 kg division at the 2017 European Weightlifting Championships that are wrapping up in Split, Croatia, the 20-year-old Armenian athlete lifted a combined weight of 414 kg (184 kg in the Snatch and 230 kg in the Clean & Jerk), and, also, won gold medals in both the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk competitions.

In the combined total, Martirosyan surpassed the second-place weightlifter by 17 kg.

This was Armenia’s third medal at the 2017 European Weightlifting Championships. Earlier, Sona Poghosyan (Women’s 75 kg) and Tatev Hakobyan (Women’s 90 kg) had won bronze medals in their respective weight divisions.

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