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Garik Karapetyan won Bronze in the Men’s 102 kg Category (2024 IWF European Championships)

The European Championships in Sofia are coming to their conclusion, and so naturally, it was time for the heavyweight categories to begin. During day 8, we saw a tremendous battle for the top podium spots during the men’s 102 kg category, with most of the athletes performing to the very best of their ability. 

Garik Karapetyan from Armenia was one of those, starting his competition daily incredibly by getting 182 kg on his second Snatch attempt and claiming the gold medal for the movement.

Unfortunately, his great run of form didn’t translate onto the C&J, where he failed on his first attempt of 211 kg, then got his second for 212 kg and couldn’t achieve more on his final attempt.

Karapetyan Garik
Karapetyan Garik

However, with a total of 394 kg, the Armenian placed third overall in the men’s 102 kg, leaving the Europeans with two medals – a gold for his Snatch and a bronze overall. 


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In 2023, Karapetyan won the European and World Juniors for the 102 kg category while also setting a new Junior World Record for the Snatch of 183 kg, a record he was aiming to beat in Sofia, trying for 182 on his final attempt on the Snatch.  

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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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