Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze claims 7th World Weightlifting Champion title ... Mediators work on organizing meeting with official Artsakh, Azerbaijan reps ... Artsakh Defense Ministry denies disinformation spread by Baku
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Georgia’s Weightlifting Olympic Champion, European Champion and record-breaking athlete Lasha Talakhadze became a seven-time winner of the World Championship on Sunday, after winning the event in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, Azernews reports, citing Agenda.
Talakhadze has claimed three gold medals in the +109 kg weight category after lifting 220 kg in snatch, 253 kg in clean and jerk, and 473 kg in total.
The Georgian athlete also became a seven-time European Champion in April in Yerevan.
Talakhadze was named the 2022 European Weightlifter of the Year, making him the first Georgian athlete to earn the honour.
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Work is underway to organize a meeting between official representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, says the message spread by the Artsakh Information Headquarters.
“We also inform you that the mediators are working to organize a meeting with the official representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan in order to alleviate the tense humanitarian and security situation in the Republic.”
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has prepared a video summary of the events that took place throughout the week.