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Onur Demirci achieved Silver in Clean & Jerk in the Men’s 109 kg Category at the 2024 European Weightlifting Championships

On day 8 of the European Championships in Bulgaria, it was time for the real heavyweight lifters to come out, and thankfully, we had a fantastic competition between the men in the 109 kg category. 

For Onur Demirci of Turkey, the competition day started off well as he managed to lift 168 kg on the Snatch, which left him in sixth place but still meant he had a way to fight for a spot on the podium.

On the Clean & Jerk, the Turkish lifter did even better, starting shakily by missing his first attempt but ultimately regaining his composure and lifting 207 kg for the silver medal for the movement.

Onur Demirci
Onur Demirci

Unfortunately, his total of 375 kg left him in fourth place, needing just 4 kg more to be able to get to the bronze medal in the overall ranking for the category. 


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During last year’s European Championships in Yerevan, Dermici finished 5th, so this year’s result is an improvement, however, he still hasn’t managed to return to his performance from 2022, when he won the gold medal. 

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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

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