Fajr Cup, a qualification event in weightlifting, is underway in Rasht, Iran.
The first member of Armenian national team to perform was Andranik Karapetyan (81kg). He lifted 160kg in snatch and won the gold medal for the exercise. In clean and jerk, Karapetyan lifted 185kg. The Armenian athlete finished 4th with combined result of 345kg.
Later, another Armenian weightlifter, European and World champion Hakob Mkrtchyan (69kg) will enter into the competition.