RIO DE JANEIRO — Simon Martirosyan has won the first medal for Armenia in Rio Olympics taking silver in men’s 105kg weightlifting class. Martirosyan lifted a total of 417kg.

Ruslan Nurudinov of Uzbekistan won the gold with a total of 431kg and Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Zaichikov earned the bronze with a total of 416kg.

Martirosyan born in Etjmiadsin’s Haykashen village in 1997 is a Junior Olympic champion.

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