Armenia Is the Best in Europe


[12:28 pm] 23 April, 2007

The Armenia weightlifting team stood out at the European Weightlifting
Championships in Strasbourg. The team enjoyed 10 gold and 8 silver
and bronze medals.

Armenian weightlifter Meline Daluzyan celebrated her gold medal in
the women’s 63-kg category pressing.

Inspired by Meline Daluzyan’s victory, Nazik Avdalyan won a silver
medal in the 69-kg category and Hripsime Khurshudyan celebrated a
gold medal in the 75-kg category. Khurshudyan won ahead of Russia’s
Tatiana Matveeva and Spain’s Lidia Valentin.

Tigran Martirosyan became the vice-champion in the men’s 69-kg
weightlifting class.

Armenian lifers Ara Khachatryan and Gevorg Davtyan competed in the
77-kg category. On the whole, the Armenian sportsmen turned the
European Championship into an Armenian Championship. They competed
to gain the title of the European champion.

Eventually, Davtyan became the winner and became the champion of
Europe for the second time. Ara Khachatryan enjoyed a bronze medal.