The press service of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia published the names of athletes who will represent the country at the World Weightlifting Championship in Ashgabat in November this year.
The men’s national team of the country included the European champion in 2016, the winner of the world championships Andranik Karapetyan (81 kg), Georges Eghikyan (81 kg), Hakob Mkrtchyan (89 kg), Arsen Martirosyan (102 kg), Samvel Gasparyan (102 kg), silver Olympic medalist in Rio de Janeiro, European champion in 2017 Simon Martirosyan (109 kg), super heavyweight Gore Minasyan and Ruben Alexanyan.
The women’s national team of the Republic of Armenia in weightlifting will be represented by the European champion in 2014 Isabella Yaylyan (59 kg), Liana Gurdjian (76 kg), bronze medalist of the European championship of 2017 Tatevik Hakobyan (87 kg) and Arpine Dalalyan (+87 kg).
Representatives of the Armenian team are preparing intensively for the upcoming 2018 World Cup. From 13 to 30 September, the men’s team of weightlifters will undergo trainings in the Ukrainian city of Kamenets-Podolsky, and on October 3 will go to training in one of the administrative districts of Yerevan – Olimpavan.