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Andranik Karapetyan sets records at European Weightlifting Championships

Andranik Karapetyan sets records at European Weightlifting Championships

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan (77 kg) broke his own Youth World Record in the snatch set at the European Youth Championships held in Constanta, Romania, Aug 26–Sept 2. He repeated it in the total setting it to 331kg scoring 3 gold medals and setting 2 new records.

Russia’s Artem Lefler ended the competition with a bronze medal in the snatch, silver in the clean and jerk and in the total beating the Kazakh lifter Galymbek Zhubatkanov, silver medalist in the snatch and bronze in the total.

The Clean and Jerk Bronze Medal went to Bastian Andres Lopez Farias (CHI), iwf.net reported.

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