By Lusine Shahbazyan
YEREVAN. – Newly crowned world weightlifting champion Simon Martirosyan (109kg) and silver medalist Gor Minasyan (+109kg) on Monday returned home from Turkmenistan where the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships were held, and together with the rest of the Armenian national team, the NEWS.am Sport reporter informed from Zvartnots International Airport of capital city Yerevan.
At the airport, people were waiting for the Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalists with great fanfare.
Supporters of the Armenian national weightlifting team were celebrating the world championship gold medal that came after an eight-year gap.
National Olympic Committee of Armenia President Gagik Tsarukyan, acting Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Gabriel Ghazaryan, as well as the parents, relatives, friends, and fans of these athletes had come to Zvartnots to welcome them home.
Photos by Emma Asatryan