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Weightlifter Hripsime Khurshudyan plans comeback in 2014 after marriage

Weightlifter Hripsime Khurshudyan plans comeback in 2014 after marriage

PanARMENIAN.Net - European weightlifting champion, Olympic bronze medal winner Hripsime Khurshudyan commented on her performance at London 2012 Olympics.

“I’ve returned from London in high spirits. During my third clean and jerk attempt, confidence helped me lift the barbell. I didn’t’ know then that would bring bronze to my country,” Khurshudyan said.

“I’m getting married this year. I’ll continue performing in 2014 after one year vacation,” the weightlifter said, naming gaining weigh to vie for gold medal a priority for her,” she said.

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Two more freestyle wrestlers, Georgy Ketoyev(-97 kg) and David Safaryan (-65 kg) will be the last to represent Armenia on Sunday.
Aleksanyan wore a shirt with the image of Robert Abajyan, the Armenian serviceman who was killed during the 4-day war in April.
He has won a gold medal at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics and a bronze medal in the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships.
In the clean and jerk, the Armenian weightlifter lifted 115kg, followed by 122kg and 126kg.
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