Close Battle in 69 . . .

TRENCIN, Slovakia - The 69-kg category was marked by a close battle at the European Weightlifting Championships today. Ekrem Djelil (TUR) fought to hold a 182.5-kg jerk, for a 322.5-kg total, and it ended up giving him the margin he needed to win, as he edged Andrey Matveev (RUS) on bodyweight. Turan Mirzoev (AZE) got the bronze, with a 320-kg total.

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