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Laura Horvath Shocked The Audience with her Performance at the 2024 IWF European Championships

During the past week, we saw many incredible performances during the European Championships in Sofia, and it’s safe to say that we saw many unexpected lifters achieve fantastic results.

However, it would be hard for anyone to top the achievement of Laura Horvath from Hungary, who did something that no one else has managed to do before.

Laura Horvath at EWF 2024

Horvath was crowned the Fittest Woman on Earth in 2023, and she’s one of the most well-known functional fitness athletes in the world, having won numerous competitions already.

What’s shocking is that, together with her career in that field, she has also begun competing in weightlifting and this year participated in Hungary’s national championships with a performance that showed she has the potential to place in the top spots if she competes at the European Championships. 

Laura Horvath Snatch at EWC 2024

Thankfully for us all, Laura did decide to compete at this year’s Europeans in the women’s 76 kg category, and her performance was more than fantastic, given the fact that she has never been professionally trained to become a weightlifter.

She finished with a total of 205 kg – getting 90 kg on the Snatch and 115 kg on the Clean & Jerk, which placed her sixth overall above many well-trained lifters and fourth in Clean and Jerk, only 1 kilo behind the Bronze medal. Considering her background, it’s safe to say that if Horvath concentrates mainly on weightlifting, she could show even better results in the future. 

Laura Horvath at EWC 2024

We could state that it becomes a good practice for fitness athletes to compete in other sports during their preparation this season. We wrote previously about Justin Medeiros who competed in the powerlifting meet.

If you want to continue following the European Championships, make sure to stay up-to-date with our blog until the 20th of February, when the competition in Sofia will end. And for more exciting content, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our Instagram page

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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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