AZG Armenian Daily #084, 07/05/2006

Sport

GEVORG DAVTIAN CHAMPION OF EUROPE

Brilliant performance in the 77 kilogram category at the European
Weightlifting Championship brought Gevorg Davtian the gold medal. In
snatch event the Armenian weightlifter lifted 160, 163 and 165 kg
barbells showing the best result and winning the title of European
Champion. His closest rival, Georgi Markov of Bulgaria, was behind
him with 6 kg.

Russian Vladislav Lukanin was the best in clean and jerk lifting 200
kg on third attempt. Gevorg's 195 kg in the second attempt in clean
and jerk event secured him gold. Yet, he used his third attempt trying
to lift 200 kg barbell but failed. As a result Gevorg won silver in
clean and jerk event.

Gevorg Davtian became the third Armenian that has conquered European
Champion title since Armenia's independence. The previous two
were Ashot Danielian (double champion of Europe) and Khachatur
Kyapanaktsian.