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2024 IWF European Championships: Oliwia Drzazga won Silver in The Women’s 49 kg Category 

The 2024 IWF European Championships just started, and they’re already giving us unexpected results and a real battle for the podium spots.

This was no different in the women’s 49 kg event, one of the first ones to kick start the competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

One of the athletes who had a great day was Oliwia Drzaga from Poland, who managed to win the silver medal for the event. She began shakily, only lifting 74 kg on her final snatch attempt.

Oliwia Drzazga
Oliwia Drzazga at EWC 2024, photo by @weightliftinghouse

However, she managed to recover during the Clean & Jerk as she lifted 96 kg on the final attempt, which was enough to get her a total of 170 kg and the silver medal for the lift and the silver medal for the event overall. 


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Prior to this competition, Oliwia was crowned the U17 European Champion, and she also won a silver medal at the U17 World Championships. 

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!

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

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