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Matthaeus Hofmann won Bronze in the Men’s 109 kg Category (2024 European Weightlifting Championships)

The men’s heavyweight 109 kg category is always enticing, and the promise of a fantastic competition is the expectation amongst weightlifting fans. Thankfully, on day 8 of the European Championships, the men competing in the 109 kg category didn’t disappoint. 

One of the surprises we saw emerge was Germany’s Matthaeus Hofmann, who had a memorable performance that ended with him claiming the final podium spot.

Hoffmann started off well, lifting 167 kg on his first Snatch attempt, then failing the second for 169 kg, ultimately achieving 172 kg with his final lift.

Matthaeus Hofmann
Matthaeus Hofmann

That result put him third, having won the bronze medal for the lift. His performance on the Clean & Jerk was even better, with all three lifts successful and the final one of 206 kg being enough to get him two more bronze medals – for the movement and in the overall rankings for the category. 

Last year, Hofmann competed in the 102 kg category, and he finished fifth overall during the 2023 European Championships in Yerevan. For him, this is an improvement in performance, regardless of the change in the weight class. 

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!

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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