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Nina Sterckx achieved Silver in Snatch in the Women’s 59 kg Category at the 2024 European Weightlifting Championships 

Day 3 of the European Championships was just what we expected, as the women’s lightweight categories came back and put on a fantastic show.

After a tough battle, we got some surprising names on the top podium spots, while athletes who we expected to perform better ended up missing out. 

Unfortunately for Nina Sterckx, this competition day wasn’t the best one for her. She started off well, lifting 98 kg for her first Snatch attempt, then 101 kg on her second attempt, and she failed on the last one for 103 kg.

Nina Sterckx
Nina Sterckx at EWC 2024. photo by weightliftinghouse

However, her second lift was still enough to give her the silver medal for the movement. But things were far from ideal during the Clean & Jerk, where she failed all of her attempts and so didn’t even manage to place on the overall rankings. 


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Nina Sterckx is one of the best-known names in women’s weightlifting. Until 2023, she competed in the 55 kg category, where she won 2 bronze European Championship medals. When she switched to 59 kg, she got 9th place at the World Championships in Riyadh and a silver medal from last year’s European Championships in Yerevan. 

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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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