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Armenian Paralympic Weightlifters show excellent results in Tbilisi 

Armenian Paralympic Weightlifters show excellent results in Tbilisi 

ArmInfo.The Paralympic Weightlifting World Cup is taking place in Tbilisi on June 20-26. The  Armenian national team showed brilliant results at the competition on June 20. All three athletes in the 49 kg weight category won medals.

According to the National Paralympic Committee of Armenia, Artur  Babayan - in the age group of 15-17 years with a result of 105 kg, he  for the first time broke the minimum norm of the European record and  won silver and bronze medals (the athlete who won the gold medal was  a representative of Asia). To date, not a single athlete competing in  the age group of 15-17 years and up to 49 kg has managed to meet the  minimum standard of the above record set by the International  Paralympic Weightlifting Federation (WPPO). This means that each time  at the European Championships the fact that the record was set by the  representative of Armenia Arthur Babayan will be celebrated for the  first time. Also, for the first time in the Paralympic history of  Armenia, a record was set.

Rafael Hamazaspyan - in the age group of 15-17 years, won bronze and  gold medals with results of 75 kg and 210 kg. It is noteworthy that  this is Rafael's first international performance, at which he  performed very confidently and demonstrated excellent technique.

Khoren Tsaturyan - in the 18-20 age group (he is not yet 18) he won  two gold medals in the 105 kg weight category.

The personal trainer of Arthur Babayan is Aram Zurabyan, the personal  trainer of Khoren Tsaturyan and Rafael Hamazaspyan is Christina  Petrosyan.

On June 22 and 23, Greta Vardanyan, Harutyun Mkhitaryan and Gnel  Safaryan will compete in the 61 kg, 65 kg and 88 kg weight  categories. They will compete for an invitation to participate in the  2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. The head of the delegation sent to  Tbilisi is Gevorg Hovhannisyan.   

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