Armenian weightlifter Garik Karapetyan wins gold at European U20 Championships

Armenian weightlifter Garik Karapetyan (102 kg), won a gold medal at the European U20 and U23 weightlifting championships under way in Bucharest, Romania.

In the U20 competition, the Armenian weightlifter registered a result of 386 kg (181+205). Karapetyan also won small gold medals in snatch and clesn and jerk events.

Julieta Avanesyan (+87 kg) will compete in the U20 competition, Liana Gyurjian (87 kg), Petros Petrosyan and Yasha Minasyan (109 kg) will compete for medals in the U23 competition.

Rafik Harutyunyan (81 kg) and Garnik Cholakyan (61 kg) earlier won gold medals in the U23 competition, while Karen Margaryan (81 kg) won the silver medal.

Suren Grigoryan (89 kg) won the title of champion in the under-20 competition. Tigran Karapetyan (67 kg), Gor Sahakyan (73 kg) and Emma Poghosyan (81 kg) won silver medals, while Alexandra Grigoryan (58 kg), Seyran Khudanyan (55 kg), Meruzhan Yeghoyan (61 kg), Martin Poghosyan (73 kg) and Mnatsakan Abrahamyan (81 kg) became bronze medal winners.

The European Youth Championship is held from July 23 to August 3.

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