Sofia, Bulgaria - Victoria Shaymardanova (Ukraine) held off her teammate Yuliya Dovhal to win the women's +75 kg category today at the European Weightlifting Championships today.
Victoria Shaymardanova (Ukraine) cranks on 145 kg on her way to winning the women's +75 kg category at the European Weightlifting Championships today. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Shaymardanova snatched 120, missed 125, and came back to make it, Dovhal snatched 115 and then 120, before missing 122.5 kg.
In the clean and jerk, Dovhal opened with a good 140, and then missed the jerk twice at 145. Shaymardanova opened at 140, for a good lift, hit 145, and with the victory already in hand, she took 150 on her third attempt and after a strong clean, she missed the jerk. Yordanka Apostolova (Bulgaria) got the bronze medal in the total, with a 110-kg snatch and a 132.5-kg clean and jerk.