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Talakhadze and Valentin are Best for 2018 again

More than 30,000 votes were cast on the IWF website in WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING’s Lifter of the Year election for 2018. The favourites of our readers remain the same two lifters as in the year before: Lidia VALENTIN (ESP) among the women, Lasha TALAKHADZE (GEO) among the men.

Four further candidates were offered by WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING per gender, of which – in men – Iran’s Sohrab MORADI became the runner-up, with Eko Yuli IRAWAN (INA) in third place. In the women’s voting KUO Hsing-Chun from Chinese Taipei was second and Tatiana KASHIRINA (RUS) received the third largest number of votes.

Roughly 17,800 ballots were sent for TALAKHADZE and nearly 13,000 clicks were received by VALENTIN.

The time and the location of the awarding ceremony of the “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Trophies” will be fixed later on.

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