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Godelli: A young Albanian on his way

Albanian Daniel Godelli had his first international appearance five years ago in Sweden when he became bronze medallist at European Championships U17 in the 50kg category.

This year is extremely successful for 19 years old talented lifter. Godelli introduced himself among senior in Russia in April (European championships) and won 2 bronze medals, in Malaysia in June (World Junior Championships) won 1 gold and 2 silver medals (although he lost the gold medal both in the snatch and clean and jerk on bodyweight, he emerged the winner in the total with 309 kg), and finally in Romania in September (European Junior championships) another gold enriched his collection in 69kg snatch. In clean and jerk Godelli had a serious injury in the left elbow and after his first attempt (166 kg) he had to stop competing. According to Albanian Weightlifting Federation’s report however he recovered but not able for record results during his trainings two times a day. Godelli has a strong wish to qualify for London Olympic Games with a goal of fighting for a medal.

The young lifter wants to continue his studies at University of Sport in Tirana.