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9 Dec 2016

Silver for Belarus at Junior & U23 European Weightlifting Championships in Israel

MINSK, 9 December (BelTA) – Anastasia Mikhalenko of Belarus has won silver at the 2016 Junior & U23 European Weightlifting Championships in Eilat, Israel.

In the women’s -69kg event Anastasia Mikhalenko lifted a total of 222kg (97kg+125kg), after performing successfully all six attempts (three in the snatch and three in the jerk). Nadezhda Likhacheva of Russia took gold with the total of 235kg (105kg+130kg). Bronze went to Poland’s Jolanta Wior – 209kg (95kg+114kg).

Anastasia Mikhalenko also made the podium at the 2015 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Wroclaw, Poland, clinching silver in the women’s 75kg category.

In Israeli Eilat Belarus’ Kristina Makutsevich clinched the women’s -53kg silver in the U21 competitions. The European competitions in Israel will be over on 11 December.

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