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Bozhidar Andreev won Gold in the Men’s 73 kg Category (2024 European Weightlifting Championships)

Day 4 of the European Championships gave another reason for the host nation Bulgaria to celebrate.

So far, this edition of the Europeans has been very successful for Bulgaria, and the good results keep on piling up, with Bozhidar Andreev winning the gold medal in the men’s 73 kg category. 

For the Bulgarian lifter, the competition started poorly, as he failed on his first two Snatch attempts and only managed to lift 155 kg on his final effort. However, that was enough for the gold medal for the movement.

Andreev Bozhida
Andreev Bozhidar

From there on, Andreev didn’t look back as he had three successful attempts on the Clean & Jerk, lifting 181 kg, 185 kg, and finally, 193 kg on his final attempt, which also set a new European Record for the C&J. His total of 348 kg was 12 kg more than second-placed Muhammed Furkan Ozbek, and he added another gold medal for Bulgaria in the overall rankings. 


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Prior to this success on home soil, Andreev had won 2 bronze medals from Europeans in 2021 and 2022, as well as a gold medal back in 2019. In 2019, he finished 3rd at the World Championships in Pattaya, and last year, he was 4th at the World Championships in Riyadh. He also represented Bulgaria at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he placed fifth overall in the 73 kg category.

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!

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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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