The Armenian female team showed brilliant results in the Junior European Weightlifting Championship. Of the four participants, two brought home gold medals and one brought silver. A 13-year-old athlete ranked 4th place, and Armenian weightlifters achieved unprecedented success in the tournament overall by winning 14 gold, 11 silver and 4 bronze medals.
As women we are proud to have such physically strong and spiritually resilient young women who serve as an example not only for teenage girls, but also for our whole society.
Recently we have had the honor to host one of the medalists, 17-year-old weightlifter Sona Poghosyan. We spoke to her about her impressive achievement in the competition.
- Welcome Sona, let me congratulate you on behalf of our team on your achievements. Can you tell us how long you have been weightlifting?
- Hello, thank you. I started my weightlifting journey 4 years ago.
- Can you briefly describe the competition?
- It was the under-15 and under-17 European Weightlifting Championships. I participate in both U15 and U17. The competition was held in Sweden. This year we had great success, as both our girls’ team and boys’ team came home with great results.