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Weightlifter Simon Martirosyan Crowned World Champ; Posts 2 World Records

Simon Martirosyan, from Armenia, has been crowned world champion in the 109 kg category at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championship being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Martirosyan’s total score of 435 kg, a new world record, was more than enough to beat 2nd place Yang Zhe from China with 419 kg.

Martirosyan posted a second world record when he lifted 240kg in the Clean & Jerk competition (109kg category).

The Armenian weightlifter won a silver in the Snatch competition, losing out to China’s Yang Zhe’s 196 kg by a mere one kg.