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2024 European Weightlifting Championships: Full Results, Event Review & Final Stats Recap

What Is It?

The 2024 European Championship is one of the final remaining International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) competitions and is a mandatory event, which athletes should attend to qualify for Paris.

When Does It Take Place?

The European Continental Championship is taking place on 12/02-20/02 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

European Weightlifting Championships Schedule, Group A

Monday 12 February:
Women’s 45 kg, Women’s 49 kg

Tuesday 13 February:
Men’s 55 kg, Women’s 55 kg, Men’s 61 kg

Wednesday 14 February:
Women’s 59 kg, Men’s 67 kg

Thursday 15 February:
Women’s 64 kg, Men’s 73 kg

Friday 16 February:
Women’s 71 kg, Men’s 81 kg

Saturday 17 February:
Men’s 89 kg, Women’s 76 kg

Sunday 18 February:
Women’s 81 kg, Men’s 96 kg

Monday 19 February:
Men’s 102 kg, Men’s 109 kg, Women’s 87

Tuesday 20 February:
Women’s 87+ kg, Men’s 109+ kg

General Review

This time the European Weightlifting Federation Executive Board assigned the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation to host the most important continental competition and Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification tournament, the 2024 Senior European Championships, in Sofia.

The reason for such a choice was quite obvious. The Republic of Bulgaria can boast of its rich weightlifting history, it has shining examples of Weightlifters who made the country stand out on the weightlifting arena: Sevdalin Marinov, Stefan Botev, Antonio Krastev, Blagoy Blagoev, Karlos Nasar, Angel Rudely, etc.

Those talented lifters demonstrated immaculate accomplishments in weightlifting. Moreover, they are world champions and Olympic medalists who set numerous world records.

The battle between the world’s strongest male and female athletes is on its peak, as everyone occupying the spots for the upcoming 2024 European Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Let’s remind you of the key points regarding participation in the Olympic Games and athletes’ qualification rules. According to the regulations, weightlifters must attend the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships and the 2024 World Cup to be eligible to participate in the Paris 2024 Summer Games.

Besides these two compulsory competitions, a lifter also has to participate in at least three of the following tournaments: the 2022 World Championships, the 2023 Continental Championships, the 2023 Grand Prix I, the 2023 Grand Prix II, and the 2024 Continental Championships — to stay eligible to compete in Paris.

Final Stats

Men’s results

Men’s 55 kg:

  • Angel Rusev from Bulgaria became the category’s winner: he lifted 109 kg in Snatch, 135 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got  244 kg in total.
  • Shamilishvili Ramini from Georgia became the silver medalist with 111 kg in Snatch,  130 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 241 kg in total.
  • Zarkov Dzhan from Bulgaria closed the Top 3 with 102 kg in Snatch, 133 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 235 kg in total.

Men’s 61 kg:

  • Marinov Gabriel from Bulgaria became the category’s leader: he did 121 kg in Snatch, 160 kg in Clean & Jerk, with a total of 281 kg.
  • Dimov Ivan from Bulgaria took silver thanks to the Snatch of 130 kg, 150 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 280 kg.
  • The bronze holder became Mishvelidze Shota from Georgia: Snatch of 125 kg, Clean & Jerk – 147 kg, and a total – 272 kg.
Dimov Ivan

Men’s 67 kg:

  • Gor Sahakyan from Armenia won the tough battle with the incredible lifts of 140 kg in Snatch,  171 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 311 kg.
  • Kahriman Kaan from Turkey won silver for his country by lifting 142 kg, 168 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 310 kg overall.
  • Hardal Ferdi from Turkey became a bronze medalist resulting in the following results: 135 kg in Snatch, 169 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 304 kg in total.

Men’s 73 kg:

  • Bozhidar Andreev from Bulgaria got gold by lifting 155 kg in Snatch, 193 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 348 kg in total.
  •  Ozbek Muhammed Furkan from Turkey took silver with 150 kg in Snatch, 186 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 336 kg.
  •  Suharevs Ritvars from Latvia clinched bronze with the following results: 154 kg in Snatch, 177 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 331 kg.

Men’s 81 kg:

  • REYES MARTINEZ Oscar won three golds in Snatch of 155 kg, Clean & Jerk of 191 kg, and a total of 346 kg.
  • HARUTYUNYAN Rafik from Armenia took silver lifting 154 kg in Snatch, 182 kg in Clean & Jerk, and finished with 336 kg overall.
  • QERIMAJ Erkand from Albania lifted 155 kg in Snatch, 180 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got 335 kg in total.
Harutyunyan Rafik
Harutyunyan Rafik

Men’s 89 kg:

  • Karlos Nasar from Bulgaria won the battle with the amazing lifts of 176 kg in Snatch,  215 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 391 kg.
  • Antonino Pizzolato from Italy won silver by lifting 170 kg, 210 kg in Clean & Jerk, and  380 kg overall.
  • Marin Robu from Moldova became a bronze medalist resulting in the following results: 171 kg in Snatch, 207 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 378 kg in total.

Men’s 96 kg:

  • Mkrtchyan Hakob from  Armenia became the winner by lifting 166 kg in Snatch,209 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 375 kg.
  • Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia became a silver medalist with a total of 374 kg, 169 kg in Snatch and 205 kg in Clean & Jerk.
  • Khadasevich Pavel secured bronze with the results of 165 kg in Snatch, 195 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 360 kg overall.
Mkrtchyan Hakob
Mkrtchyan Hakob

Men’s 102 kg:

  • Tsikhantsou Yauheni won the competition at his weight division by lifting 181 kg in Snatch, 217 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 398 kg in total.
  • Gasparyan Samvel from Armenia clinched silver with 180 kg in Snatch, 216 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 396 kg.
  • Karapetyan Garik from Armenia lifted 182 kg in the Snatch exercise, 212 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 394 kg in total.

Men’s 109 kg:

  • Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbaijan won the competition at his weight division by lifting 176 kg in Snatch, 212 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 388 kg in total.
  • Hristov Hristo from Bulgaria clinched silver with 175 kg in Snatch, 205 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 380 kg.
  • Hofmann Matthaus from Germany lifted 172 kg in the Snatch exercise, 206 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 378 kg in total.
Dadashbayli Dadash
Dadashbayli Dadash

Men’s 109+ kg:

  • Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia won the competition at his weight division by lifting  205 kg in Snatch, 250 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 455 kg in total.
  • Martirosyan Simon from Armenia clinched silver with 190 kg in Snatch, 247 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 437 kg.
  • Ziaziulin Eduard lifted 195 kg in the Snatch exercise, 241 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 436 kg in total.
Lalayan Varazdat
Lalayan Varazdat

Women’s results

Women’s 45 kg:

  • Cambei Mihaela got gold medals by lifting 90 kg in Snatch, 109 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 199 kg.
  • DRZAZGA Oliwia from Poland became second with 74 kg in Snatch, 96 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 170 kg in totals.
  • NGUYEN Tham from Ireland took three bronze medals with the following results: 74 kg in Snatch, 95 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 169 kg in total.

Women’s 49 kg:

  • Bektas Cansu from Turkey became the gold medalist with the following results: 75 kg in Snatch,  88 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 163 kg.
  • Altun Gamze from Turkey took silver with a Snatch of 65 kg, 92 kg – Clean & Jerk, and 157 kg in total. 
  • Garcia Rincon Marta from Spain clinched bronze by lifting 72 kg in Snatch, 84 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 156 kg.

Women’s 55 kg:

  • Grigoryan Aleksandra from Armenia won gold with the following results: 81kg in Snatch, 115 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 196 kg in total.
  • Delia Celina Ludovica from Italy took silver by lifting 84 kg in Snatch, 111 kg in Clean & Jerk, and total of 195 kg.
  • Waaler Sol Anette from Norway became third with 86 kg in Snatch, 104 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 190 kg overall.

Women’s 59 kg:

  • Konotop Kamila from Ukraine won three gold medals: in Snatch at 105 kg, Clean & Jerk at 125 kg, and 230 kg in total.
  • Tchakounte Dora from France did 98 kg in total, 117 kg in Snatch, and 215 kg in Clean & Jerk. 
  • Retulainen Saara from Finland was third performing 95 kg in Snatch, 119 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got a total of 214 kg.

Women’s 64 kg:

  • DAVYDOVA Hanna from Ukraine won the gold medal in the category due to the incredible results: 100 kg in Snatch, 120 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 220 kg in total.
  • SAMULIAK Svitlana from Ukraine secured second place with the following results: Snatch of 101 kg, Clean & Jerk of 118 kg, and 219 kg overall.
  • WOLK Wiktoria from Poland won the bronze medal by lifting 94 kg in Snatch, 121 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 215 kg in total.
Davydova Hanna
Davydova Hanna

Women’s 71 kg:

  • TOMA Loredana Elena from Romania became a winner and clinched gold medals due to 114 kg in Snatch, 127 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 241 kg overall.
  • VALODZKA Siuzanna secured silver with the following results: Snatch of 105 kg, Clean & Jerk of 130 kg, and a total of 235 kg.
  • SCHWEIZER Lisa Marie from Germany became a bronze medalist thanks to 107 kg in Snatch, 124 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 231kg.

Women’s 76 kg:

  • Toko Kegne Genna Romida from Italy won gold with the following results: 101 kg in Snatch, 126 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 227 kg in total.
  • Rubanovich Nicole from Israel took silver by lifting 99 kg in Snatch, 117 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 216 kg.
  • Dancz Lara from Germany became third with 101 kg in Snatch,114 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 215 kg overall.
Toko Kegne Genna Romida
Toko Kegne Genna Romida

Women’s 81 kg:

  • ZIELINSKA STUBINSKA Weronika from Poland won the battle today with the following results: Snatch of 103 kg, Clean & Jerk of 132 kg, and a total of 235 kg.
  • ERIGHINA Elena from Moldova took silver lifting 103 kg in Snatch, 131 kg in Clean & Jerk, and finished with 234 kg overall.
  • NARIN Dilara from Turkey lifted 97 kg in Snatch,  125 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got 222 kg in total.
Zielinska Stubinska Weronika
Zielinska Stubinska Weronika

Women’s 87 kg:

  • Koanda Solfrid from Norway became a winner and clinched 3 gold medals due to  120 kg in Snatch, 160 kg in Clean & Jerk, and 280 kg overall.
  • Manievska Anastasiia from Ukraine secured silver with the following results: Snatch of 102 kg, Clean & Jerk of 128 kg, and a total of 230 kg.
  • Khurshudyan Hripsime from Armenia became a bronze medalist thanks to 105 kg in Snatch, 122 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 227 kg.

Women’s 87+ kg:

  • Campbel Emily from Great Britain won two gold medals in Clean & Jerk at 151 kg, and 263 kg in total while getting silver in Snatch f 112 kg..
  • Horfrid Anastasiia from Georgia did 257 kg in total, 117 kg in Snatch, and 140 kg in Clean & Jerk. 
  • Cevik Fatmagul from Turkey was third by performing 107 kg in Snatch, 131 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got a total of 238 kg.
Campbel Emily
Campbel Emily

All-Time Medal Table by Country

Country 🥇Gold 🥈Silver 🥉Bronze Total
Turkey 7 6 11 24
Armenia 8 5 8 21
Bulgaria 11 4 4 19
Ukraine 5 6 3 14
Italy 6 5 2 13
Romania 5 1 2 8
Poland 4 3 1 8
Germany   2 5 7
Georgia 1 4 2 7
Moldova   4 1 5
Norway 4   1 5
Great Britain 2 1 1 4
Israel   3 1 4
Spain   1 3 4
Azerbaijan 3     3
Ireland     2 2
France   1 1 2
Finland   1 1 2
Latvia   1 1 2
Belgium   1 1 2
Albania   1 1 2
Denmark   1 1 2
USA     1 1

Day-by-Day Recap

20.02 (Day 9)

On the ninth day of the competition, we’re going to spectate tough competitions between super heavyweight lifters in two categories from Group A – Women’s +87 kg and Men’s +109 kg.

Women’s Cat. +87 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Hotfrid Anastasiia from Georgia won gold in Snatch by lifting 117 kg on the third attempt.
  • Campbell Emily from Great Britain became a silver medalist with 112 kg on the first try.
  • Kisil Valentyna from Ukraine became third with 108 kg at the third try.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Campbell Emily from Great Britain took gold performing 151 kg in this round.
  • Hotfrid Anastasiia from Georgia got silver with 140 kg.
  • Cevik Fatmagul from Turkey secured bronze with 131 kg.

Total results:

  • Campbell Emily from Great Britain surpassed her opponents thanks to the impressive total of 263 kg.
  • Hotfrid Anastasiia from Georgia got a silver medal due to 257 kg in total.
  • Cevik Fatmagul from Turkey closed the Top 3 with a total of 238 kg.
Hotfrid Anastasiia
Hotfrid Anastasiia

Men’s Cat. +109 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia surpassed his opponents by winning gold with a Snatch of 205 kg.
  • Ziaziulin Eduard took second place by lifting 195 kg.
  • Martirosyan Simon from Armenia lifted 190 kg and got the bronze medal.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia took gold in this session by lifting 250 kg.
  • Martirosyan Simon from Armenia secured the silver medal with a result of 247 kg.
  • Ziaziulin Eduard became third with 241 kg.

Total results:

  • Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia became a total winner in the category due to the sum of exercises of 455 kg.
  • Martirosyan Simon from Armenia clinched silver in today’s battle with 437 kg in total.
  • Ziaziulin Eduard took bronze with a total result of 436 kg.
Martirosyan Simon
Martirosyan Simon

19.02 (Day 8)

On the eighth day of the competition, we’re going to spectate the competitions between athletes in three categories from Group A – Women’s 87 kg, Men’s 102 kg, and Men’s 109 kg.

Men’s Cat. 102 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Karapetyan Garik from Armenia lifted 182 kg on the second attempt and won gold.
  • Tsikhantsou Yauheni won silver with 181 kg on the last try.
  • Gasparyan Samvel from Armenia became third with 180 kg as well.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Tsikhantsou Yauheni got the gold medal with a result of 217 kg.
  • Gasparyan Samvel from Armenia resulted in 216 kg and a silver medal.
  • Chkheidze Irakli from Georgia finished with 212 kg and third place in the weight class.

Total results: 

  • Tsikhantsou Yauheni won gold with a lift of 398 kg.
  • Gasparyan Samvel from Armenia lifted 396 kg.
  • Karapetyan Garik from Armenia succeeded in lifting 394 kg.
Karapetyan Garik
Karapetyan Garik

Men’s Cat. 109 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbaijan took gold by lifting 176 kg on the third attempt.
  • Hristov Hristo from Bulgaria lifted 175 kg and won silver.
  • Hofmann Matthaus from Germany took bronze with 172 kg on the third try.

Clean & Jerk results: 

  • Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbaijan became a gold winner due to the lift of 212 kg on the second attempt.
  • Demirci Onur from Turkey did 207 kg and clinched a silver medal.
  • Hofmann Matthaus from Iran took bronze due to a 206-kg lift.

Total results:

  • Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbaijan won gold with a total of 388 kg.
  • Hristov Hristo from Bulgaria became a silver medalist with a total of 380 kg. 
  • Hofmann Matthaus from Germany closed the Top 3 by getting 278 kg in total. 
Hristov Hristo
Hristov Hristo

Women’s Cat. 87 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Koanda Solfrid from Norway took gold with an impressive lift of 120 kg on the third attempt.
  • Jensen Anne Sofie Vejsgaard from Denmark lifted 107 kg on the third try and became a silver medalist.
  • Khurshudyan Hripsime from Armenia clinched bronze in this round with 105 kg on the last attempt.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Koanda Solfrid from Norway was the leader in the C&J exercise due to her solid lift of extreme 160 kg.
  • Manievska Anastasiia from Ukraine made a good lift of 128 kg on the second attempt.
  • Can Busra from Turkey gained bronze by lifting 127 kg on the third try.

Total results:

  • Koanda Solfrid from Norway became a Champion of the weight class who took three golds resulting in 280 kg.
  • Manievska Anastasiia from Ukraine saved silver with 230 kg overally.
  • Khurshudyan Hripsime from Armenia got the bronze medal thanks to his total of 227 kg.
Manievska Anastasiia
Manievska Anastasiia

18.02 (Day 7)

On the seventh day of the race, we’re going to watch the competitions between athletes in two categories from Group A, namely Men’s 96 kg, and the Olympic Women’s 81 kg weight class.

Men’s Cat. 96 kg:

Snatch results: 

  • Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia lifted 169 kg and took gold.
  • Mkrtchyan Hakob from Armenia fell behind his rival just in one kilo gap lifting 166 kg.
  • Khadasevich Pavel secured bronze with the result of 165 kg.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Mkrtchyan Hakob from Armenia did 209 kg with a 4 kilo cushion over his compatriot.
  • Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia finished the exercise with silver and 205 kg.
  • Kurlovich Yulian lifted 196 kg becoming a bronze medalist.

Total results:

  • Mkrtchyan Hakob from Armenia was the leader of the category with a total result of 375 kg.
  • Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia lifted 374 kg in the sum of two exercises and got silver.
  • Khadasevich Pavel finished third with a total of 360 kg and a bronze medal.
Hovhannisyan Davit
Hovhannisyan Davit

Women’s Cat. 81 kg:

Snatch results: 

  • ZIELINSKA STUBINSKA Weronika from Poland reigned the podium with the result of 103 kg.
  • ERIGHINA Elena from Moldova lifted 103 kg and clinched the silver medal.
  • LAGROU Ilke from Belgium coped with the same weight of 103 kg lift.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • ZIELINSKA STUBINSKA Weronika from Poland succeeded in winning gold with 132 kg on the third attempt.
  • ERIGHINA Elena from Moldova finished second with the result of 131 kg.
  • NARIN Dilara from Turkey lifted 125 kg on the second try by winning bronze.

Total results:

  • ZIELINSKA STUBINSKA Weronika from Poland finished the performance with 235 kg in the sum of two rounds.
  • ERIGHINA Elena from Moldova got silver due to the overall result of 234 kg.
  • NARIN Dilara from Turkey lifted 222 kg by winning bronze for her country.
Erighina Elena
Erighina Elena

17.02 (Day 6)

On the sixth day of the competition, we’re going to spectate the competitions between athletes in two categories from Group A, including an Olympic division – Men’s 89 kg, and Women’s 76 kg.

Men’s Cat. 89 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Karlos Nasar from Bulgaria took gold by lifting 176 kg from the third attempt.
  • Robu Marin from Moldova lifted 171 kg and won silver.
  • Antonino Pizzolato from Italy took bronze with 170 kg on the second try.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Karlos Nasar from Bulgaria took gold performing 215 kg in this round.
  • Antonino Pizzolato from Italy got silver with 210 kg.
  • Petr Asayonak secured bronze with 207 kg.

Total results:

  • Karlos Nasar from Bulgaria reigned the podium with a total of 391 kg.
  • Antonino Pizzolato from Italy became second with a result of 380 kg.
  • Marin Robu from Moldova won bronze with 378 kg.
Antonino Pizzolato

Women’s Cat. 76 kg

Snatch results: 

  • Toko Kegne Genna Romida from Italy reigned the podium with the result of 101 kg.
  • Dancz Lara from Germany lifted 101 kg and clinched the silver medal.
  • Rubanovich Nicole from Israel fell behind her rivals by just 2 kilos with the 99 kg lift.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Toko Kegne Genna Romida from Italy succeeded to win gold with 126 kg on the second attempt.
  • Rubanovich Nicole from Israel finished second with the result of 117 kg.
  • Tolstrup Laura Vest from Denmark lifted 116 kg on the second try by winning bronze.

Total results:

  • Toko Kegne Genna Romida from Italy finished the performance with 227 kg in the sum of two rounds.
  • Rubanovich Nicole from Israel got silver due to the overall result of 216 kg.
  • Dancz Lara from Germany lifted 215 kg by winning bronze for her country.
Rubanovich Nicole
Rubanovich Nicole

16.02 (Day 5)

The fifth day of the tournament was full of tense moments in both categories competing today – Men’s 81 kg and the Olympic Women’s 71 kg weight class. Let’s see today’s leaders and their winning weights that brought them the desired prevalence.

Men’s Cat. 81 kg:

Snatch results:

  • REYES MARTINEZ Oscar from Italy surpassed his opponents by winning gold with a Snatch of 155 kg on the second try.
  • QERIMAJ Erkand from Albania took second place by lifting 155 kg on the third attempt.
  • HARUTYUNYAN Rafik from Armenia lifted 154 kg and got the bronze medal.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • REYES MARTINEZ Oscar from Italy took gold in this session by lifting 191 kg on the first attempt.
  • BEBEN Patryk from Poland secured the silver medal with a result of 183 kg on the second attempt.
  • KONDRATIUK Dmytro from Ukraine became third with 183 kg.

Total results:

  • REYES MARTINEZ Oscar from Italy became a total winner in the category due to the sum of exercises of 346 kg.
  • HARUTYUNYAN Rafik from Armenia clinched silver in today’s battle with 336 kg in total.
  • QERIMAJ Erkand from Albania took bronze with a total result of 335 kg.
Reyes Martinez Oscar
Reyes Martinez Oscar

Women’s Cat. 71 kg:

Snatch results:

  • TOMA Loredana Elena from Romania took gold in the Snatch exercise by lifting 114 kg.
  • SCHWEIZER Lisa Marie from Germany lifted 107 kg and won the silver medal.
  • VALODZKA Siuzanna became third in this round with a result of 105 kg.

Clean & Jerk results

  • VALODZKA Siuzanna hit the podium with 130 kg by winning gold.
  • GOLD Celia Henna from Israel secured second place with 128 kg.
  • DAVIES Sarah from Great Britain entered the Top 3 with a result of 128 kg.

Total results:

  • TOMA Loredana Elena from Romania finished her performance with 241 kg in total.
  • VALODZKA Siuzanna was the second due to the overall result of 235 kg.
  • SCHWEIZER Lisa Marie from Germany got bronze due to her overall result of 231 kg.
Schweizer Lisa Marie
Schweizer Lisa Marie

15.02 (Day 4)

On the fourth day of the competition, we’re going to spectate tough competitions between lifters in two categories from Group A – Women’s 64 kg and Men’s 73 kg, which is an Olympic weight class.

Women’s Cat. 64 kg:

Snatch results:

  • SAMULIAK Svitlana from Ukraine won gold in Snatch by lifting 101 kg on the third attempt.
  • DAVYDOVA Hanna from Ukraine became a silver medalist with 100 kg on the third try.
  • OZKAN Aysel from Turkey became third with 98 kg at the last try.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • WOLK Wiktoria from Poland gold performing 121 kg in this round.
  • DAVYDOVA Hanna from Ukraine got silver with 120 kg.
  • SAMULIAK Svitlana from Ukraine secured bronze with 118 kg.

Total results:

  • DAVYDOVA Hanna surpassed her opponents thanks to the impressive total of 220 kg.
  • SAMULIAK Svitlana from Ukraine got a silver medal due to 219 kg in total.
  • WOLK Wiktoria from Poland closed the Top 3 with a total of 215 kg.
Samuliak Svitlana

Men’s Cat. 73 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Bozhidar Andreev from Bulgaria reigned the podium due to a strong lift of 155 kg.
  • Suharevs Ritvars from Latvia became a silver medalist by lifting 154 kg.
  • Mirko Zanni from Italy finished third due to the lift of 153 kg on the third attempt.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Bozhidar Andreev from Bulgaria lifted 193 kg at the third attempt and won gold.
  • Ozbek Muhammed Furkan from Turkey became a silver medalist lifting 186 kg on the third attempt.
  • Genc Yusuf Fehmi from Turkey won bronze in this round with the lift of 184 kg.

Total results: 

  • Bozhidar Andreev from Bulgaria impressed the audience with his powerful totals of 348 kg.
  • Ozbek Muhammed Furkan from Turkey took the second place thanks to the promising total of 336 kg.
  • Suharevs Ritvars from Latvia clinched bronze with a total of 331 kg.
Andreev Bozhida
Andreev Bozhidar

14.02 (Day 3)

On the third day of the tournament, we’re going to spectate tough competitions between lifters in two categories from Group A – Men’s 67 kg and Women’s 59 kg, which is an Olympic weight class.

Men’s Cat. 67 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Kahriman Kaan from Turkey took gold with an impressive lift of 142 kg on the second attempt.
  • Massidda Sergio from Italy lifted 141 kg on the third try and became a silver medalist.
  • Sahakyan Gor from Armenia clinched bronze in this round with 140 kg on the first attempt.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Sahakyan Gor from Armenia was the leader in the C&J exercise due to her solid lift of 171 kg.
  • Hardal Ferdi from Turkey made a good lift of 169 kg on the second attempt.
  • Kahriman Kaan from Turkey gained bronze by lifting 168 kg at the third try.

Total results:

  • Gor Sahakyan from Armenia was a total leader of the weight class who took three golds resulting in 311 kg.
  • Kahriman Kaan from Turkey saved silver with 310 kg overally.
  • Hardal Ferdi from Turkey got the bronze medal thanks to his total of 304 kg.
EWF 2024 Men 67 kg
EWC 2024 Men 67 kg

Women’s Cat. 59 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Konotop Kamila from Ukraine took the gold medal after lifting 105 kg at the second attempt.
  • Sterckx Nina from Belgium lifted 101 kg and clinched silver for her country.
  • Tchakounte Dora from France became third with 98 kg on the second try.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Konotop Kamila from Ukraine reigned the weight category in the exercise as well by lifting 125 kg.
  • Retulainen Saara from Finland took silver with 119 kg at the third attempt.
  • Cotruta Andreea from Romania finished third with the result of 118 kg.

Total results:

  • Konotop Kamila from Ukraine got three gold medals in all disciplines with a total of 230 kg.
  • Tchakounte Dora from France became a silver medalist thanks to a total result of 215 kg.
  • Retulainen Saara from Finland secured the third spot with 214 kg overall.
Tchakounte Dora
Tchakounte Dora

13.02 (Day 2)

On the second day of the tournament, we’re going to spectate the competitions between athletes in three categories from Group A – Men’s 55 kg, Women’s 55 kg, and the Olympic Men’s 61 kg.

Men’s Cat. 55 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Sahin Muammer from Turkey took gold by lifting 112 kg on the third attempt.
  • Shamilishvili Ramini from Georgia lifted 111 kg and won silver.
  • Rusev Angel from Bulgaria took bronze with 109 kg on the  second try.

Clean & Jerk results: 

  • Angel Rusev from Bulgaria became a gold winner due to the lift of 135 kg on the  first attempt.
  • Zarkov Dzhan did 133 kg and clinched a silver medal.
  • Brachi Garcia Josue from Spain took bronze due to a 131-kg lift.

Total results:

  • Rusev Angel from Bulgaria won gold with a total of 244 kg.
  • Shamilishvili Ramini from Georgia became a silver medalist with a total of  241 kg. 
  • Zarkov Dzhan from Bulgaria closed the Top 3 by getting 235 kg in total. 
Angel Rusev
Angel Rusev

Women’s Cat. 55 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Waaler Sol Anette from Norway took gold by lifting 86 kg on the third attempt.
  • Hulina Yulia lifted 85 kg and won silver.
  • Alici Burcu from Turkey took bronze with 85 kg on the third try.

Clean & Jerk results: 

  • Grigoryan Aleksandra from Armenia became a gold winner due to the lift of 115 kg on the third attempt.
  • Delia Celine Ludovica from Italy did 111 kg and clinched a silver medal.
  • Alici Burcu from Turkey took bronze due to a 105-kg lift.

Total results:

  • Grigoryan Aleksandra from Armenia won gold with a total of 196 kg.
  • Delia Celine Ludovica from Italy became a silver medalist with a total of 195 kg. 
  • Waaler Sol Anette from Norway closed the Top 3 by getting 190 kg in total. 
Grigoryan Aleksandra
Grigoryan Aleksandra

Men’s Cat. 61 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Dimov Ivan from Bulgaria got gold by lifting 150 kg on the first attempt.
  • Zalipskyi Pavlo from Ukraine took second place with the result of 126 kg.
  • Morris Hampton from the USA closed the Top 3 with a lift of 126 kg on the third try.

Clean & Jerk results: 

  • Marinov Gabriel from Bulgaria did 160 kg on the second attempt by winning a gold medal.
  • Iancu Valentin Ionadi from Romania became a silver medalist lifting 154 kg.
  • Dimov Ivan from Bulgaria clinched the bronze with a result of 150 kg on the try.

Total results:

  • Marinov Gabriel from Bulgaria became a total winner in the category with a total of  281 kg.
  • Dimov Ivan finished with a result of 280 kg.
  • Mishvelidze Shota from Georgia became a bronze holder with a total of 272 kg.
Marinov Gabriel
Marinov Gabriel

12.02 (Day 1)

On the first day of the European Weightlifting Championship in Sofia, two Women’s categories, the 45-kg and 49-kg weight divisions were competing to get the winning spots for the Olympic Games qualification.

Women’s Cat. 45 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Bektas Cansu from Turkey lifted 75 kg and won gold.
  • Garcia Rincon Marta from Spain won silver with 72 kg.
  • Nguen Nadezhda Mey from Bulgaria became third with 69 kg as well

Clean & Jerk results: 

  • Altun Gamze from Turkey succeeded in lifting 92 kg.
  • Bektas Cansu from Turkey won gold with a lift of 88 kg.
  • Miron Ioana Madalina from Romania lifted 85 kg.

Total results:

  •  Bektas Cansu from Turkey got the gold medal with a total result of 163 kg.
  •  Altun Gamze from Turkey resulted in 157 kg and a silver medal.
  •  Garcia Rincon Marta from Spain finished with 156 kg and third place in the weight class.
Altun Gamze
Altun Gamze at EWC 2024, photo by weightliftinghouse

Women’s Cat. 49 kg:

Snatch results:

  • CAMBEI Mihaela Valentina from Romania got gold in the Snatch exercise with her best attempt of 90 kg.
  • Alici Duygu from Turkey became second with a result of 78 kg.
  • Armegou I Castell Sira from Spain lifted 74 kg and got bronze.

Clean & Jerk results: 

  • Cambei Mihaela won the gold medal by lifting 109 kg.
  • Drzazga Oliwia from Poland lifted 96 kg took silver.
  • Nguyen Tham from Ireland became third with the 95 kg.

Total results:

  • Cambei Mihaela won the battle with a total of 199 kg.
  • DRZAZGA Oliwia gained 170 kg in her total.
  • NGUYEN Tham won bronze with 169 kg.
Cambei Mihaela Valentina
Cambei Mihaela Valentina at EWC 2024, photo by weightliftinghouse

WR/AS Recap and Totals

Day 1 (12/02)

  • Cansu Bektas, TUR (45-kg weight category). Her total result of 163 kg became the new European U23 record.
  • Gamze Altun, TUR (45-kg weight category). She lifted 92 kg in Clean & Jerk which was the new European U23 record.
Bektas Cansu

Day 4 (15/02)

  • Bozhidar Andreev, BUL (73-kg weight category). He broke his own European Record in Clean & Jerk of 192 kg set in Batumi by lifting 193 kg, and a total of 348 kg.
Andreev Bozhida
Andreev Bozhidar

Day 6 (17/02)

  • Karlos Nasar, BUL (89-kg weight category). He set a new Junior World Record in Snatch of 176 kg.
Karlos Nasar

About the US Team’s Perspectives 

The US team will participate in the upcoming European Weightlifting Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The upcoming Championship can also influence the Americans’ rating in the leaderboard. Such lifters like Hampton Morris (61-kg weight class), Olivia Reeves (71-kg weight class), and Mary Theisen-Lappen (+87-kg weight class) have all the chances to stand out in this competition. 

Mary Theisen Lappen
Mary Theisen-Lappen at IWF World Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Riyadh

Since the country won’t compete in the Pan American Championships in Venezuela because of the political situation, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) allowed them to participate in this qualifying event in Europe.

We can admit that the European Champs are going to be an interesting battle in every weight class, especially in the Olympic weights, which will be even more interesting. 

Solfrid Koanda and Torokhtiy Media Team
Solfrid Koanda and Torokhtiy Media Team on EWC-2024

Final Thoughts

The 2024 European Championships is the last chance for the leading athletes to preserve their quotas for the Olympic Games. This continental tournament will become one of the most dramatic battles of the whole 4 years. 

Don’t miss this historic event to witness new weightlifting stars and hit the podium proving their supremacy, mastery, and unlimited power.

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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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