WEIGHTLIFTING: Nazik Avdalyan wins Silver Medal in Bucharest, Meline Daluzyan finished 4th

Nazik Avdalyan finishes in 2nd place at the 2009 European Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest, Romania.

Nazik Avdalyan finishes in 2nd place at the 2009 European Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest, Romania.
Nazik Avdalyan, the defending European Champion from last year in the 69kg category, has earned the Silver medal this time around as Russia's Oxana Slivenko won the Gold Medal. In the Snatch category, Avdalyan finished second to Slivenko's 115kg with a 110kg lift, with Yuliya Artemova of Ukraine coming in 3rd at 108kg. In the Clean and Jerk category, Avdalyan almost completed a comeback for the gold but failed to lift 145kgs in consecutive attempts and would finish in 2nd place overall, after having lifted 135kgs in her first attempt. Avdalyan picked up a Bronze medal in the Clean and Jerk category to give Armenia two Gold medals, four Silver Medals, and the one Bronze medal.

One day prior, Meline Daluzyan finished a disappointing 4th in the Women's 63kg category after completely dominating the field in last year's European Championships. Daluzyan lifted a mere 100kg in her Snatch attempt which did not even give her a medal, leaving her in 4th position behind the weightlifters from Turkey, Norway, and Russia. Daluzyan did redeem herself in the Clean and Jerk category with a 124kg lift, which would place her 2nd place and earn the silver medal behind Turkey's Sibel Simsek who also won the Gold in the Clean and Jerk.

Daluzyan's combined total of 228kg was good enough to place her 4th behind the trio from Turkey, Norway and Russia in a disappointing finish after having high hopes of repeating her Championship performance from last year.

In today's Men's 85kg it was a disappointing performance from Gevorik Poghosyan and Aram Andrikyan as they would finish 9th and 10th respectively. Hripsime Khurshudyan will be on stage tomorrow, Friday the 10th at 17:00, which can be seen here LIVE on sporting-armenia.com. The tournament will conclude over the weekend with the Men's 105 and 105+ categories on display, including Armenia's Artur Babayan and Ruben Aleksanyan respectively.

Stay tuned to baranyuzlet.com as we bring you the latest from the 2009 European Championships.

Source: Sporting Armenia


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