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The golden year: Hakob Mkrtchyan’s record win


Photo: Mediamax

Photo: Mediamax


Armenia has got more medals in the EWF Junior and U23 Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest today.

World and Europe champion Hakob Mkrtchyan and bronze medalist of the European Championship David Hovhannisyan have competed in the 89kg weight category.

Hakob Mkrtchyan has won his 3rd gold medal in 2019 after the one in European Championship (Batumi, Georgia) and the one in World Championship (Pattaya, Thailand).

The struggle for the title of champion was mainly between them and Revaz Davitadze (Georgia), who was the best in snatch with 168kg and took the gold for the exercise. Mkrtchyan was the runner-up with 165kg and Hovhannisyan finished 3rd.

Photo: Mediamax


In clean and jerk, Hovhannisyan used three attempts and lifted 196kg. He took the bronze medal with combined result of 357kg.

Mkrtchyan won the U23 gold with 375kg. He lifted 210kg in clean and jerk. Davitadze took the silver medal with 363kg.

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