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2024 IWF European Championships: Alici Duygu won Silver for the Snatch in the Women’s 49 kg Category 

We’ve barely gotten a break from the Asian Championships, and the Europeans are already underway in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The first competition day gave us a look at the first lightweight categories, and the women’s 49 kg was the top event in the program, with many unexpected lifters showing good results. 

One of them was Turkish lifter Alici Duygu, who won the silver medal for the snatch event with a fantastic performance for the lift. She opened with a steady lift of 75 kg for her first attempt and then had a bit of a failure on the second attempt for 78 kg.

Alici Duygu
Alici Duygu at EWC 2024, photo by @weightliftinghouse

Thankfully, Duygu managed to compose herself, and for her third lift, she got 78 kg, which was enough to give her the silver medal for the snatch, as she finished behind only Mihaela Valentina Cambei from Romania. Unfortunately for Alici Duygu, her performance in the Clean & Jerk was not good enough, and she didn’t even manage to get inside the top 5 for the overall ranking. 


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Prior to this competition, Alici used to be a part of the 55 kg division, and in 2022 she lifted 80 kg in the Snatch, and 105 kg in the Clean&Jerk event for a total of 185 kg during the Turkish Senior Weightlifting Championships. 

Our full coverage of the European Championships in Sofia can be found on our blog, so if you’ve missed out on important news and you want to catch up – that’s the perfect place to go. And if you want more visual and behind-the-scenes content, make sure to check out our social media channels and our YouTube channel as well. 

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Read the full report about each day of the 2024 European Weightlifting Championships prepared by our media team. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay updated and follow this great event in the Olympic weightlifting world with us from the very beginning till the end!

Detailed results of each day:

Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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