Garnik Cholakyan

Weightlifter Garnik Cholakyan Crowned World Champion

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HERAKLION, Greece (Panorama) — Twenty-year-old Armenian weightlifter Garnik Cholakyan won gold at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships that began in Heraklion, Crete, on May 2.

A European youth and junior champion, Cholakyan lifted a total of 240 kilograms in the men’s 55-kilogram category to become world champion.

Jose Manuel Poox of Mexico was second on 234 kilograms and the bronze went to Mustafa Erdogan of Turkey with 228 kilograms.

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