NATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM OF ARMENIA PREPARING FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN PODOLSK

Noyan Tapan
April 2, 2008

PODOLSK, APRIL 2, NOYAN TAPAN. The national weightlifting team of
Armenia has been holding a traning gathering since March 25 in the
city of Podolsk.

The team is preparing for the European Championship to be held in the
city of Lignano of Italy on April 13-20. Only Gevorg Davtian is not
taking part in the gathering. By the decision of the trainers' council,
he is preparing for the "Beijing 2008" with an individual program.

The Armenian team of men will be represented in the European
Championship by Arayik Mirzoyan (69 kg, Baghramian), Tigran
G. Martirosian (69 kg, Gyumri), Ara Khachatrian (77kg, Gyumri), Tigran
V. Martirosian (85 kg, Gyumri), Vahram Gevorgian (85 kg, Vanadzor),
Edgar Gevorgian (94 kg, Vanadzor), Arthur Babayan (105 kg, Vanadzor),
and Artak Mkrtchian (105 kg, Kasakh).

As for the championship of women Tehmine Karapetian (53 kg, Gyumri),
Liana Manukian (53 kg, Kasakh), Anna Govelian (58 kg, Gyumri),
Heghine Epremian (58 kg, Gyumri), Meline Ghaluzian (63 kg, Gyumri),
Nazik Avdalian (69 kg, Gyumri), and Hripsime Khurshudian (75 kg,
Kasakh) will take part.

The congress of the European Weightlifting Federation will take place
in Lignano before the championship.