Armenian weightlifters returned home to a hero’s welcome today. At Zvartnots Airport they were welcomed by President of the Armenian National Olympic Committee Gagik Tsarukyan, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Gabriel Ghazaryan and huge number of fans.
Simon Martirosyan, who clinched gold in the +109 kg category and set a world record, said he dedicated the victory to the whole Armenian nation.
He said to be very glad and proud. As for the world record, Martirosyan said it’s a result of hard work.
“We had prepared for this World Championships very well, and I’m glad we managed to achieve the desired result,” he added.“My purpose is to win the Olympic gold,” Simon stated.
The Armenian weightlifters won 2 gold and 5 silver medals at the championships and were placed 8th in the overall ranking.