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European Weightlifting Championships and Olympic Qualification Event kicked off in Turkey

The European Weightlifting Championships and Continental Olympic Qualification Event has kicked off today in Antalya, Turkey, bringing together 110 Women and 165 Men out of 36 countries.

In the Men’s 56 kg bodyweight category, HRISTOV SNEZHEV Valentin from Azerbaijan won the gold medal with a Total of 280 kg right before SIRGHI Oleg (MDA), gold medalist at the 2011 European Championships and KILIC Gokhan (TUR).

In the Women’s 48 kg bodyweight category, KARPINSKA Marzena (POL) 1st place at the European Under 23 Championships in 2011 grabbed the first place again. KARAGOZ Nurdan (TUR), bronze medallist at the 2011 IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Paris caught the silver, while ANGELOVA Silviya (AZE) ended up third.

You can follow the competition on our live Scoreboard or check out the results here.