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2024 IWF European Championships: Ivan Dimov won Overall Silver in Men’s 61 kg Category 

For host nation Bulgaria, the second day of the European Championships was a memorable one, seeing as they managed to snag the two top spots on the podium for the men’s 61 kg category.

It all started with Ivan Dimov’s success.

He began the competition very well by lifting 130 kg for the Snatch on his first attempt, which was enough to give him the gold medal for the movement.

Dimov Ivan
Dimov Ivan

Then, on the Clean & Jerk, his good performance continued as he lifted 150 kg on his third attempt for the bronze medal for the movement. His combined total of 280 kg, along with one gold and one bronze medal for the lift, was just what he needed to grab the silver medal in the overall category. 


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Ivan Dimov was the European Champion in 2022, and he finished in 3rd place at last year’s European Championships in Yerevan. Along with that, he showed a great performance during the 2023 World Championships, where he finished 6th in the overall ranking. 

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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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