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Muhammed Furkan Ozbek won Silver in the Men’s 73 kg Category (2024 European Weightlifting Championships)

Day 4 of the European Championships was just as exciting as the previous ones, with the men’s 73 kg category dominating the competition day. 

For team Turkey, this was quite a successful day, as they managed to get a couple of medals, the biggest one being Muhammed Furkan Ozbek’s silver.

The Turkish lifter didn’t get off to the best start, lifting 150 kg on the Snatch and ending in 5th place on the overall rankings, but thankfully, that all changed after the Clean & Jerk.

Muhammed Furkan Ozbek
Muhammed Furkan Ozbek

On that second movement, Ozbek failed on his first try of 180 kg and then on his second attempt at 184 kg; however, in the end, he lifted the impressive 186 kg on his final attempt, which resulted in the silver medal for the movement and the silver medal overall with a total of 336 kg. 


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Last year, Ozbek missed the Europeans but managed to place third in the World Championships in Riyadh. However, in 2022, he was crowned the European champion for the men’s 73 kg category, having won the same accolade for the 67 kg category the year before that. 

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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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Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

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