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Men’s 96 kg Division Recap – IWF European Weightlifting Championships 2024

Day 7 of the European Weightlifting Championships displayed an impressive lifting session in the Men’s 96-kg weight category, where 10 male athletes were performing in the Group A.

The battle in the division was attention-hooking as the lifters of the Top 3 were competing to surpass others with extreme weights and improve their personal bests.

Let’s highlight the most remarkable moments of this race and finalize the successful lifts in each session. Keep following our review to know the details of this world-class competition.

Mkrtchyan Hakob
Mkrtchyan Hakob

Armenian Double Shot: Mkrtchyan and Hovhannisyan Notch the Victory for Their Team 

Let’s see the TOP 3 weightlifters who gained the highest awards due to their exemplary lifts: 


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🥇MKRTCHYAN Hakob (ARM) – 166-209-375
🥈HOVHANNISYAN Davit (ARM) – 169-205-374
🥉KHADASEVICH Pavel (AIN) – 165-195-360

The winner in today’s weight class was MKRTCHYAN Hakob from Armenia who lifted 166 kg in Snatch at the second attempt, 209 kg in Clean & Jerk at the third try, and a total of 375 kg.

The second place was occupied by HOVHANNISYAN Davit from Armenia who got in a total of 374 kg, he lifted 169 kg in Snatch, and 205 kg in Clean & Jerk.

Hovhannisyan Davit
Hovhannisyan Davit

The bronze medalist was KHADASEVICH Pavel: he lifted 165 kg in Snatch, 195 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got 360 kg in the sum of two exercises.

Top Athletes’ Review

The Men’s 96-kg weight category winner Hakob Mkrtchyan, an Armenian weightlifter, who is a World Champion and European Champion competing in the 77 kg and 85 kg categories. He became the first Armenian to win gold at the Summer Youth Olympics as he won the 77-kg class at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

What about the silver medalist, HOVHANNISYAN Davit, is an Armenian lifter who is a two-time gold medalist at the European Championships in 2022 and 2023, also took bronze at the 2019 Europeans in Batumi. He’s a European Junior Champion of 2016.

The bronze medalist Pavel Khadasevich, an Olympian competing in the 85-kg category until 2018 and 89 kg starting in 2018. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 85-kg category, finishing 7th. At the 2018 World Championships, he got silver.

Snatch results:

The Snatch session was full of no lifts, as almost half of the athletes didn’t manage to cope with the ordered weights. The leaders showed quite equal results with a minimal weight gap: 

🥇HOVHANNISYAN Davit (ARM) – 169 kg
🥈MKRTCHYAN Hakob (ARM) –  166 kg
🥉KHADASEVICH Pavel (AIN) –  165 kg

During the Clean & Jerk exercise, there were lots of unsuccessful lifts on the third attempt. Just the session’s leader MKRTCHYAN Hakob did all successful lifts:

Khadasevich Pavel
Khadasevich Pavel

Clean & Jerk results:

🥇MKRTCHYAN Hakob (ARM) – 209 kg
🥈HOVHANNISYAN Davit (ARM) – 205 kg
🥉KURLOVICH Yulian (AIN) – 195 kg

Watch the next performances among the perspective weightlifters of Group A from Olympic and non-Olympic weight classes that will perform in the upcoming days of this European tournament. The competition is already over halfway, so the most tense and thrilling battles are waiting for us.

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Read the full report about each day of the 2024 European Weightlifting Championships prepared by our media team. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay updated and follow this great event in the Olympic weightlifting world with us from the very beginning till the end!

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

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