Armenian representatives have won 13 medals at the U15 and U17 European Weightlifting Championships in Israel.
Liana Gyurjyan (+81 kg) and Garnik Cholakyan (49 kg) were crowned European U17 champions. Melina Khachatryan (71 kg), Margarita Arakelyan (81 kg), Gevorg Ghahramanyan (89 kg) and Garnik Karapetyan (96 kg) won silver medals and Ara Poghosyan (61 kg) and Petros Petrosyan (102 kg) deserved bronze medals.
In the U15 competition the following athletes won silver medals: Aleksandra Grigoryan (49 kg), Julieta Avanesyan (+81 kg), Garik Voskanyan (49 kg), Rafik Minasyan (55 kg) and Albert Tumasyan (+102 kg).
The Armenia team had left for Israel with 23 weightlifters.
It was Armenia’s third medal in the combined exercise.
My main goal is to become an Olympic champion
Artur Hovhannisyan at 52 kg and Hovhannes Bachkov at 63 kg also started their performances with victories.
The 2015 World Weightlifting Championships kick off on November 20 and will end on November 28
The Armenian Weightlifting Championship had been held from February 14 to 18