Samvel Gasparyan became a silver medalist of the European Weightlifting Championship ending in Batumi, Georgia.
The Armenia weightlifter of 102 kg registered a total of 377 kg result (168+209). In the snatch he performed successfully only the third attempt and ended up 5th while in the clean and jerk he won a small silver medal. Armenia’s another representative in the same weight class Arsen Martirosyan placed 6th with a total of 368 kg (168+200).
Dmytro Chumak who was crowned European champion lifted a total of 391 kg. It was Armenia’s third medal in the combined exercise. Earlier, Hakob Mkrtchyan at 89kg had become European champion and David Hovhannisyan had won European bronze.
On the last day of the European Championship, on April 13, the struggle will be continued by Arpine Dalalayan (+87 kg), world champion, Olympic silver medalist Simon Martirosyan (109 kg), Olympic silver medalist Gor Minasyan and Ruben Aleksanyan (+109 kg).
The Organising Committee will be led by Vincenzo Novari.
Areg Vatyan has also stepped down from the post of team coordinator
Lilit Mkrtchyan placed second with 366 points
Anush Grigoryan lost
More than 5000 Armenians live in Moldova