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Women’s 76 kg Division Recap – IWF European Weightlifting Championships 2024

Day 6 of the European Weightlifting Championships displayed an impressive lifting session in the Women’s 76-kg weight category, where eleven female athletes were performing in the Group A.

The battle in the division was attention-hooking as the warriors of the Top 3 were competing equally trying to surpass others with extreme weights.

Let’s observe the highlights of this battle and finalize the winning lifts in each exercise. Keep following our review to know the details of this world-class tournament.

Toko Kegne Genna Romida
Toko Kegne Genna Romida

Italian Female Lifter Finally Snatches the Victory, While Israeli Takes Silver

Let’s see the TOP 3 weightlifters who gained the highest awards due to their exemplary lifts: 

🥇TOKO KEGNE Genna Romida (ITA) – 101-126-227
🥈RUBANOVICH Nicole (ISR) – 99-117-216
🥉DANCZ Lara (GER) – 101-114-215

The winner in today’s weight class was TOKO KEGNE Genna Romida from Italy who lifted 101 kg in Snatch at the second attempt, 126 kg in Clean & Jerk at the second try, and a total of 227 kg.

The second place was occupied by RUBANOVICH Nicole from Israel who got in a total of 216 kg, she lifted 99 kg in Snatch, and 117 kg in Clean & Jerk.

The bronze medalist was DANCZ Lara from Germany: she lifted 101 kg in Snatch, 114 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got 215 kg in the sum of two exercises.

Top Athletes’ Review

The Women’s 76-kg weight category winner TOKO KEGNE Genna Romida, is an Italian weightlifter who won silver at the 2023  XIII Mediterranean Weightlifting Cup and Malta International Open.

Speaking about the silver medalist, RUBANOVICH Nicole from Israel, won bronze at the 2019 European Championships in the 71-kg category and a silver medal at the 2024 European Championships in the 76-kg category.

Rubanovich Nicole
Rubanovich Nicole

The bronze holder DANCZ Lara from Germany, is a silver medalist at the 2022 European U-23 Championships and a bronze holder at the 2021 European U-23 Championships.

It needs to be mentioned that an athlete representing Hungary Laura HORVAT is a professional sportswoman  and is believed to be the queen of functional fitness of 2023. She is earning the title of the fittest woman on earth and 2-times Rogue Invitational winner. 

Despite not being a professional Olympic weightlifter, she still competes in Oly weightlifting competitions, and holds the national record in Clean & Jerk, winning the national championship last year.

In November 2023, she competed at the Hungary National Championship in weightlifting and won in her weight division with a total of 215 kg.

In Bulgaria she became fourth in the Clean and Jerk session, and could even win a medal if successfully lift her last attempt. 

Dancz Lara
Dancz Lara

Snatch results:

Considering the Snatch session, we can say that almost half of lifters had two red lights. While the Snatch leaders showed the following results: 

🥇TOKO KEGNE Genna Romida (ITA) – 101 kg
🥈DANCZ Lara (GER) –  101 kg
🥉RUBANOVICH Nicole (ISR) –  99 kg

During the Clean & Jerk exercise, there was a much more failed lifts: almost everyone had red lights on the second or third attempts.

Clean & Jerk results:

🥇TOKO KEGNE Genna Romida (ITA) – 126 kg
🥈RUBANOVICH Nicole (ISR) – 117 kg
🥉TOLSTRUP Laura Vest (DEN) – 116 kg

Watch the next performances among the perspective weightlifters of Group A from Olympic and non-Olympic weight classes that will perform in the upcoming days of this European tournament. The competition is already over halfway, so the most tense and thrilling battles are waiting for us.

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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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