The World and the European Champion Simon Martirosyan won a silver medal at the Fajri Cup in Rasht, Iran.

In the rating tournament of the Olympic Games, Martirosyan performed in the heavyweight category and registered 410 kg in biathlon. The 23-year-old weightlifter lifted 180 kg in snatch and 230 kg – in clean and jerk.

Ruben Aleksanyan was also set to compete in the same weight class, but the weightlifter had to withdraw due to his sickness

Note that Hakob Mkrtchyan (weight category 96 kg) and Andranik Karapetyan (weight category 81 kg) also participated in the Fajri Cup. Mkrtchyan won a silver medal, and Karapetyan won a small gold medal in a jerk.