World champion Samvel Martirosyan dedicates his victory to Armenian people

01:08   10 November, 2018

By Lusine Shahbazyan

Weightlifting world champion Samvel Martirosyan dedicated his victory to the Armenian people and everyone who was happy with his win.

I am happy to win this title for Armenia. It is difficult to describe my feelings. I dedicate the victory to all the Armenian people and all those who was happy with my victory . This is the result of painstaking workouts.

My records? It probably happened by chance [laughing]. In fact, I havbe een preparing for this championship for a very long time and purposefully. I believed that I am coming to Ashgabat to win gold,” Samvel told Sport.

A 21-year-old Armenian athlete broke a world record by lifting 230 kilos in clean and jerk. Overall, he had the result of 435 kilos in snatch and clean and jerk.


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