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Simon Martirosyan won Silver (Total) in the Men’s +109 kg Category (2024 European Weightlifting Championships)

The very last day of the European Championships in Sofia delivered just what we expected – a thrilling showdown between the nine best athletes in the men’s +109 kg category.

Fortunately for Simon Martirosyan from Armenia, he managed to show one of the performances of the competition day and ended up winning the silver medal for his country.

The Armenian lifter began by lifting 190 kg on the Snatch, which was enough to give him the bronze medal for the lift but still left him 15 kg below his fellow countryman Lalayan, who was placed first and 5 kg below from second place.

Simon Martirosyan
Simon Martirosyan

On the Clean & Jerk, Martirosyan showed a much better result of 247 kg, but again, that was only enough to win him a silver medal for the lift. With a total of 437 kg, Simon Martirosyan claimed the silver medal, and even though he lost the battle for gold medal by a margin of 18 kg in total, the Armenian lifter still had a lot to be proud of. 


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Martirosyan has been competing in the +109 kg category for the past two years, with this silver medal being his best result so far. In 2023, he placed 5th at the World Championships in Riyadh and third at the Europeans in his home country.

At the start of his career, Martirosyan competed in the lighter weight classes, and he has two silver medals from two Olympic games – for the 105 kg category from Rio in 2016 and for the 109 kg category from Tokyo in 2020. 

If you want to see a full recap of the European Championships in Sofia, head over to our blog. And for more fitness and weightlifting content, make sure to check out our social media channels and our YouTube channel as well.  

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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!

Detailed results of each day:

Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

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

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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