The Mediterranean countries won 42 medals at the European Weightlifting Championships

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Great performances from the Mediterranean countries at the European Weightlifting Championships held in Batumi, Georgia.

Overall six countries won 42 medals in a total of 180 given to the event, demonstrating the potential in the “sport of the strong”.

Men won 25 medals with Italy getting the lion’s share of the medals with 4 gold, one silver and one bronze. France followed with 2 gold medals, Turkey with one gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze, Albania with 1-2-2 and Spain with one silver and one bronze.

Briken Calia (ALB)

Most of the 17 women’s medals were won by Turkey with 2 gold, one silver and one bronze. Greece won 2 gold and one bronze, followed by Spain with 1-2-0, Italy with 1-1-2 and France with three bronze medals.

The best performances were made with three medals by Italian Mirco Scarantino, Turkish Ferdi Hardal and Albanian Briken Calia. In women, Saziye Erdoğan from Turkey, Lidia Valentin from Spain and Eleni Konstantinidis from Greece won three medals.

Lidia Valentin (ESP)

The Medals of the Mediterranean countries are as follows:

ΜEN

55 kg

Snatch

1 SCARANTINO Mirco 116 ITA

2 SAHIN Muammer 112 TUR

Clean & Jerk

2 SCARANTINO Mirco 145 ITA

3 SAHIN Muammer 135 TUR

Total

1 SCARANTINO Mirco 261  ITA

3 SAHIN Muammer 247 TUR

61 kg

Snatch

2 SEZER Bunyami 132 TUR

3 HARDAL Ferdi 127 TUR

Clean & Jerk

2 HARDAL Ferdi 155  TUR

Total

2 SEZER Bunyami 283 TUR

3 HARDAL Ferdi 282  TUR

 

67 kg

Snatch

1 ISMAYILOV Daniyar 147  TUR

3 ZANNI Mirko 142  ITA

Clean & Jerk

1  KINGUE MATAM Bernardin 175 FRA

Total

1 KINGUE MATAM Bernardin 312  FRA

73 kg

Snatch

1 CALJA Briken 156 ALB

Clean & Jerk

2 CALJA Briken 183  ALB

3 SANCHEZ David 183  ESP

Total

2 CALJA Briken 339 ALB

81 kg

Snatch

2 MATA Andres Eduardo 160 ESP

3 QERIMAJ Erkand 159 ALB

Clean & Jerk

1 PIZZOLATO Antonino 201 ITA

2 ERDOGDU Celil 196  TUR

Total

1 PIZZOLATO Antonino 356  ITA

89 kg

Clean & Jerk

3 SHORAJ Krenar 195 ALB

Şaziye Erdoğan (TUR)

WOMEN

45 kg

Snatch

1  ERDOGAN Saziye 75 TUR

Clean & Jerk

2 88 ERDOGAN Saziye 23.02.1992 TUR

Total

1 163 ERDOGAN Saziye 23.02.1992 TUR

49 kg

Snatch

3 MICHEL Anais 79  FRA

Clean & Jerk

2 RUSSO Giorgia 103 ITA

3 LORENTZ Manon 99 FRA

Total

3 RUSSO Giorgia 178  ITA

55 kg

Snatch

1 MAGISTRIS Lucrezia 90  ITA

Clean & Jerk

3 COBAN BASOL Aysegul 106 TUR

64 kg

Snatch

3 BORDIGNON Giorgia 101 ITA

76 kg.

Snatch

1 VALENTIN Lidia 108 ESP

3 NAYO KETCHANKE Gaelle 103  FRA

Clean & Jerk

2 VALENTIN Lidia 133 ESP

Total

2  VALENTIN Lidia 241 ESP

81 kg

Snatch

3  KONSTANTINIDI Eleni 97 GRE

1 KONSTANTINIDI Eleni 126 GRE

Clean & Jerk

1 KONSTANTINIDI Eleni 223 GRE

Eleni Konstantinidi (GRE)