European Championships 2019 – Day 2

Women’s 55 kg

This group was all over the place. The winner of the snatch gold – Lucrezia Magistris (ITA) – bombed out on clean and jerks, leaving Svetlana Ershova (RUS) and Joanna Lochowska (POL) to battle it out for the total. In the end, the Polish lifter came out on top with a 112 c+j and 199 total. Aysegul Basol (TUR) came at the bottom of the A group on snatch but managed to grab a clean and jerk bronze with 106. Liudmila Psyshanitsa (BLR) tried to set a European U23 clean and jerk record with 109 but couldn’t make it stick despite two attempts at it.

Full results | As It Happened

Men’s 61 kg

Henadz Laptseu (Belarus) was a convincing winner in the end in this group with a 286 total, with thirty-one year old Bunyami Sezer (Turkey) coming in second with 283. The two dominated the snatch part of the competition and noone was able to clean and jerk enough to overhaul them. Sezer’s teammate Ferdi Hardal took the total bronze. Shota Mishvelidze (Georgia) took the clean and jerk gold with the home crowd urging him to an epic squat jerk. This was Georgia’s first medal of the competition. Jon Mau (GER) impressed to take bronze in the clean and jerk, meaning two of the clean and jerk medals went to power/squat jerkers.

Results | As It Happened


  • Nina Sterckx (BEL) – W55 – European Youth snatch (82) and total (183)
  • Lucrezia Magistris – W55 – European junior and U23 snatch (90)
  • Henadz Laptseu (BLR) – European U23 Snatch (133) and Total (286)


No one got all six of their lifts today.


Turkey remain at the top of the medals table, with Italy making a very strong showing in second place.

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