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Yusuf Fehmi Genc achieved Silver in Clean & Jerk in the Men’s 73 kg Category at the 2024 European Weightlifting Championships 

As we approach the end of the European Championships in Sofia, we’re starting to get into the heavier weight categories, which, of course, means that day 4th was reserved for the men’s 73 kg division. 

The competition was a good one for Yusuf Fehmi Genc from Turkey, who managed to get the bronze medal for the Clean & Jerk movement.

He started off with a shaky performance on the Snatch lift, getting only 144 kg and placing 8th on the overall table.

Yusuf Fehmi Genc

However, later on, he managed to pull off a way better lifting performance with 184 kg on the Clean & Jerk from his second attempt, which was enough to get him the bronze medal. He tried pursuing 186 kg, but wasn’t able to lift the weight on his second and third attempts. 


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During last year’s European’s. Genc ended up finishing first on the C&J lift and again fifth overall, thanks to a weaker performance on the Snatch. His biggest career success came when he was competing in the lower weight class (67 kg), and in 2022, he managed to win a silver medal at the World Junior Championships and the European Junior Championships. 

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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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