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2024 IWF European Championships: Morris Hampton Set a Record in the Snatch in the Men’s 61 kg Category

One of the most surprising things about the 2024 European Championships is Team USA’s participation.

The Americans asked the Weightlifting Federation to allow their athletes to compete in Sofia instead of the Pan American Championships due to concerns over safety, considering they will be held in Caracas, Venezuela. 

Morris Hampton
Morris Hampton

As we all know, competing on the European stage means that the Americans actually can’t win any medals, regardless of how they perform against the competition. That rule was unfortunate for Morris Hampton, as the US lifter started off the competition very well, lifting 126 kg on his third Snatch attempt, which was enough to place him third overall for the movement.

Unfortunately, he can’t win any accolade for his performance and he won’t even be placed in the rankings because of the mentioned rule. Fortunately or not, his Clean & Jerk wasn’t up to par, and he would have finished below the top 10 in the overall rankings either way. 


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Morris Hampton
Morris Hampton

Morris Hampton has won the Pan American Championships three times in a row in the 61 kg category. He also won the Junior and Youth World Championships in 2021 and 2022, so he is posed for future success. 

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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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