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Get to know… Loredana Elena Toma

Name:  Loredana Elena Toma

DOB: 10/05/1995

Nationality: Romanian

Weight category: 64kg

Medal record: 9 gold medals European championship, 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal World Championship Senior

Personal Bests:

  • Snatch: 111kg
  • Clean and Jerk: 131kg
  • Total: 239kg

Loredana Elena Toma celebrating in Ashgabat.


  1. Snatch or clean and jerk? – Snatch
  2. What do you like to listen to when training?– Hip Hop
  3. How many hours a week do you spend in the gym?– Depends on the training period, up to 25-30 hours week
  4. What’s your favourite aspect of training? – The technique aspect of the competitive exercises
  5. Which aspect of training do you hate the most? – The jerk
  6. If there was one thing you could improve about your technique, what would it be? – The jerk technique
  7. What is your most memorable lift? – 110kg snatch in the World Championships in Turkmenistan
  8. What achievements will allow you to retire happy? – Olympic Medal
  9. Knowing what you know now, what one thing would you change in your first training routines? – I believe I wouldn’t change anything
  10. Who is the greatest weightlifter of all time? – Nicu Vlad
  11. What is the most important thing needed to be an Olympic weightlifter? – Strong mind


Loredana Elena Toma’s clean & jerk in Ashgabat.



  1. Describe yourself in 3 words – Determination, strength & focus
  2. What other sports do you like to play? – Ping Pong
  3. What is your favourite meal?– BBQ Ribs/ Cake
  4. If you could only eat one type of one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be? – Romanian cuisine
  5. Describe your perfect day off – Eating in a good restaurant
  6. Which person, alive or dead, would you like to have a conversation with? – Deng Wei
  7. Name one skill you would like to learn – To swim
  8. Where is the one place you would like to visit? – Indonesia
  9. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Never give up on your dream


Loredana will be taking over IWFs Instagram on Thursday 16 May, make sure you tune in to see what this weightlifting star gets up to on a daily basis!