Weightlifting (European Championships)
champion Danielyan finished second.
Three Armenian athletes competed in the European
Weightlifting Championships in Loutraki, Greece
from April 12 to 20. They were among 139 lifters
from 32 countries.
The best performance among the Armenians was
from two-time European Champion Ashot Danielyan.
Competing in the 105-plus division, Danielyan
finished second to Russia's Yevgeny Chigichev.
Both lifters managed 447.5 kilograms in the snatch
and clean and jerk, but because Danielyan outweighs
Chigichev, the Russian got the title.
Gevorg Alexanyan performing in 77 weight category
took 5th place out of 11 weightlifters with a
total of 340 kg. First place of that category
was taken by Bulgarian weightlifter Georgi Markov
with 367 kg.
Tigran Kamalyan was representing Armenia in 85
weight category. He managed to take only 14th
place out 18 with the total result 340 kg, 42.5
kg less than Bulgarian winner Zlatan Vanev.
Team Armenia took 14th place in the Championships,
with 178 points.