08 October 2013, 01:08
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Four Armenian nationals headed to weightlifting world championships

According to Armenia's weightlifting coach Poghos Poghosyan, four of the country's best weightlifters will represent the country at the World Weightlifting Championships in October.

Smbat Margaryan (56 kg), Vanik Avetisyan (69 kg), Ruben Aleksanyan (105+ kg) and Hayk Hakobyan (105+ kg) round out the group.

Hakobyan recently won a silver medal representing Armenia at the 2013 European Junior & U23 Weightlifting Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Competing in the 126 kg cateogry, Hakobyan lifted 182 kg in the snatch and 211 kg in the clean & jerk categories.

The World Weightlifting Championships will be taking place from October 16-27 in Wroclaw, Poland.

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