Weightlifting: 7 medals for Romania at EC in Tirana

After three days of competition the Romanian delegation at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tirana has reached a total of 7 medals (4 silver and 3 bronze medals). Romania’s Loredana Toma (18 years old – the youngest athlete in the competition) won 3 medals: 2 silver medals (in the overall rankings with a total of 210 kilograms and in the clean and jerk event with 117 kilograms) and one bronze medal (snatch event, 93 kilograms), Agerpres informs. Also on Wednesday, her colleague Georgiana Tites finished on 5th place in the overall rankings (198 kg) and snatch event (91 kg) and on 6th place in the clean and jerk event (107 kg). All 3 gold medals of the category were won by Belarus’s Alena Chiskan (213 kg in overall rankings), the other medals of the 58-kg category’s events being won by Albania’s Romela Begaj – silver in the snatch event, bronze in the clean and jerk event (112 kg) and the overall rankings (207 kg). Romania’s Loredana Toma, a highly promising member of the Botosani municipal club, is bound to have a beautiful career, set to be only 21 years old in 2016 when the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games will take place. Georgiana Tites, a member of Steaua transferred from Galati in order to enroll at the Academy of Physical Education in Bucharest, is not much older, being 21 years old.

After three days of competition the Romanian delegation totals 7 medals – 4 silver (2 medals won by Toma and one by Elena Andries in the 48-kg category’s snatch event and one by Florin Ionut Croitoru in the 62-kg category’s clean and jerk event) and 3 bronze medals (1 medal won by Toma and 2 by Andries). Three other Romanian athletes entered the competition on Thursday: Irina Lacramioara Lepsa (63-kg category), Razvan Martin and Paul Catalin Stoichita (77-kg category). The competition will finish on Sunday.

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