By Lusine Shahbazyan
Newly crowned world weightlifting champion Simon Martirosyan says he has not realized yet that I has become a world champion.
“It was a successful year,” Martirosyan said, adding “to become a world champion was my dream and my goal. I actually do not realize yet that I'm a world champion.”
As reported earlier, member of the Armenian weightlifting team, Simon Martirosyan won gold of the World Weightlifting Championships in Turkmenistan.
In the snatch exercise Martirosyan lifted 190 kg at the first approach, 195 kg at the second approach and 197 kg at the third approach which could become a world record but the referees did not count that attempt. Martirosyan lifted 230 kg in clean and jerk exercise, which is a world record.