Razvan Martin, a 69-kilogram class weightlifter, won yet another three European silver medals for Romania, adding to the five fetched in the first two days of the European Championship competition.
Razvan Martin won the silver in the combined Wednesday evening, 326 kilograms, as well as the 69-kilogram clean and jerk and the snatch, at the EC in Kazan.
Razvan Martin won the silver in the clean and jerk, 150-kilograms, from the second try. In the snatch, the Romanian at first lifted 176 kilograms, improved on his first lift, to 181 kilograms, only to miss out on lifting 186 kilograms at the third try. Martin also got a silver in the snatch, and in combined too, on 331 kilograms. In his turn, Paul Catalin Chirita started off at 134 kilograms in the clean and jerk, 10th, and 176 kilograms in the snatch, from the second try, 4th. In combined, Stoichita ranked 7th, with 310 kilograms.
Russian Vladislav Lukanin won the gold in the clean and jerk – 146 kilos; the snatch – 186 kilos, combined – 332 kilos, also taking advantage of Turkey’s Mete Binay and Erol Bilgin abandoning the snatch competition in
In the first two days of the European Weightlifting Championships in Kazan, Romanian weightlifters obtained five medals: Florin Ionut Croitoru (56-kilo class) – silver, the snatch and combined; Antoniu Buci (62-kilo class – silver clean and jerk and combined, and Marius Giscan (62-kilo class – gold – the snatch).
In the perspective of the 2012 Olympic Games, where what counts is only the medals won in the combined, Antoniu Buci and Razvan Martin have so far been Romania’s top weightlifters, with one silver each.