The IWF Junior World Championships are being held in Wroclaw, Poland on 4-13 June.
Armenia’s representatives are Antranig Garabedian (77 kg weight category), Norair Avedisian (85 kg) and Simon Mardirosian (superheavyweight).
On June 9, bronze medalist Antranig Garabedian is competing in the European championship for adults. The Armenian weightlifter performed wonderfully and scored a gold medal in the 355 kg biathlon (155+180).
In the snatch drill, Garabedian scored the small gold medal after lifting 155 kg, but only after the third approach was he able to lift the 155 kilograms. In the full snatch, Garabedian lifted 180 kg and scored the small silver medal. The best weightlifter in that category was 19-year-old Iranian weightlifter Ali Miri, who became the world vice-champion after lifting 332 kg (150+182). Romanian weightlifter Ilie Stoyan, 18, lifted 320 kg (148+178) in the biathlon.
Let us add that Norair Avedisian will perform on June 10, followed by Simon Mardirosian on June 13.