Stepanyan and his new horsepower..
Sergo Chakhoyan has won the gold medal in the
85 kilogram category at the world weightlifting
championships in Vancouver, Canada, with a lift
of 172.5 kg in the snatch.
Chakhoyan, 33, injured his thigh during the snatches
but was able to also win the bronze medal in both
the clean & jerk (205kg) and in total (377.5kg).
Chakhoyan was a member of the Australian Olympic
team in 2000, placing sixth in Sydney.
Gevorg Davtyan (77 kg) from Armenia won two silver
and one bronze medals.
He took the silver medal with 160 kg in snatch
and the bronze medal with 195 kg in clean &
jerk and one more silver medal for his total of
Mohammad Nejad of Iran took gold, with 357.5
Sixteen-year-old Hripsime Khurshudyan, the bronze
medal winner of the European Youth Championship,
was the youngest participant of the championship.
She was the 20th in the weight category of 63
kg with the result of 202.5 kg (110kg+137.5kg).
Two more Armenian weightlifters were to compete
today (Rafik Chakhoyan, 105 kg category, brother
of Sergo Chakhoyan) and tomorrow (superheavyweight