ARMENIAN WEIGHTLIFTERS EAGER TO WIN OLYMPIC GAMES MEDALS

ARMENPRESS
Jan 9, 2008

YEREVAN, JANUARY 9, ARMENPRESS: Armenia's national weightlifting team
has proven that it will be a serious rival at this year's Olympic
Games in Beijing, China.

Gevorg Davtian, two-time Europe champion and vice world champion,
who was voted as Armenia's best athlete of 2007, told Armenpress that
he and his peers will do their best in China to win as many medals
as possible.

Asked why he failed to win a medal at a recent world championship in
Thailand, Gevorg Davtian attributed it to his poor health which he
said was caused by 'peculiarities' of the Thai climate.

He said Armenian weightlifters will leave for China days before the
start of the Games to get adapted to local climate.

Gevorg Davtian said he knows well all his major rivals and will bear
in mind that Chinese rivals will enjoy a strong support of their
country fellows.