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I came to Artsakh with the right of a winner.World Champion and Record Holder Simon Martirosyan

Today in the Renaissance Square of Stepanakert, Armenian weightlifting team member, world champion and record holder Simon Martirosyan was greeted with applause by members of the Artsakh Weightlifting Association and a group of people from Artsakh.

I came to Artsakh with the right of a winner.World Champion and Record Holder Simon Martirosyan

I came to Artsakh with the right of a winner.World Champion and Record Holder Simon Martirosyan

STEPANAKERT,  DECEMBER 6, ARTSAKHPRESS: Armenia's weightlifting team's head coach, Federation secretary general, Pashik Alaverdyan also arrived in Artsakh with Simon Martirosyan.


In an interview with "Artsakhpress, Martirosyan said that during the two-day visit they will communicate with Artsakh sportsmen and exchange their experiences.

“In the near future we have European and World Weightlifting Championships. I should train and prepare myself to participate in the tournaments.

I came to Artsakh with the right of a winner, for which I am very proud. For our visit I express my gratitude to the President of the Artsakh Weightlifting Association, Arthur Shirinyan. "


Pashik Alaverdyan informed that he has worked with Simon for five years.
He noted that Simon is very principled, hardworking; an athlete seeking to win.
Talking about the cooperation of the Artsakh and Armenian weightlifting structures, Pashik Alaverdyan noted that though the Artsakh Weightlifting Association has been opened recently, however, they have already established close ties.
At the World Weightlifting Championships at the Olympic Complex of the Turkmen capital, the weightlifter from Armenia Simon Martirosyan, the silver medalist of the 2016 Summer Olympics, won the World Champion title in the Men’s 109 kg competition. The athlete performed brilliantly and confidently both in the snatch and in the clean and jerk lifts.
Martirosyan held the two Senior World Records for the clean and jerk (240 kg) and total (435 kg) in this weight division. Only in the snatch combination, the Armenian athlete lost to the Chinese weightlifter, winning silver medal. Despite this, the victories of the athlete allowed the Armenian national team to race up to sixth position in the team medal standings.

     

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