Weightlifting: Armenian athletes win silver, bronze at European championships

Armenian weightlifter Vanik Avetisyan has won a silver medal at the European championships taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Performing in the 69-kg weight division, Avetisyan lifted 315 kilograms in snatch, clean and jerk combination (140kg+175kg). Thanks to his personal weight the Armenian managed to beat Moldova’s Sergey Cheshir and Russia’s Felix Khalibekov.

The gold medal was won by Russia’s Oleg Chen, who lifted 327 kg in total (151kg+176kg).

Avetisyan’s was second medal won by an Armenian during the current championships. Earlier, Smbat Margaryan won a bronze medal in the 56-kg weight class.