European Championships 2021 – W45

Results and information for the Women’s 45 kg category at the European Weightlifting Championships 2021 (postponed from 2020)

See our European Weightlifting Championships 2021 hub for details of other categories. 

How The A Session Happened

The standout lifter on the snatch was Bulgaria’s Nadezhda Nguen. While several other lifters missed attempts at 69 kg, she made all three of her attempts at 67, 70 and 72 to take a gold medal and carry a four-kilo lead into the clean and jerks, with Melisa Gunes (Turkey) in second place on 68.

Clean and jerks opened with Radmila Zagorac blacking out under her 75 kg opening clean and having to follow herself. Her second attempt featured a really slow clean recovery but was successful, despite one red light from a referee.

The drama continued with Tihana Majer (Croatia) who basically had to recover her clean twice after losing balance on the first recovery. She nailed the jerk though.

Nguen had a tougher battle on clean and jerks, missing two lifts to give an opportunity for other lifters to challenge. However, despite Nguen’s teammate Ivana Petrova hitting an 85 kg jerk for the clean and jerk gold, she was not able to stick 89 for the win on total.

NameNationEntrySnatch 1Snatch 2Snatch 3C&J 1C&J 2C&J 2best snatchbest c&Jtotal
1NGUEN NadezhdaBUL165677072x8383x857283155
2PETROVA IvanaBUL1636567x69x8585x896785152
3GUNES MelisaTUR158x6363688083x856883151
4PANA CosminaROU1606366x6980x84846684150
5LOMACHYNSKA AnhelinaUKR16267x69x69x8282x856782149
6DUMITRESCU BiancaROU160x6364x68x78x78786478142
7ZAGORAC RadmilaSRB15563x66x68x7575x786375138
8MAJER TihanaCRO154x63x63x6378x818181

About The Champion

The win here gives Nadezhda Nguen (Bulgaria) her first senior international medal. Her previous best result was a silver at the European U17 championships in 2017.

Nguen was one of many Bulgarian athletes to be sanctioned in 2015 after testing positive for Stanozolol. She served a nine-month suspension.

Start list for A Session

46MAJER Tihana14.06.1991CRO45SE154
49ZAGORAC Radmila24.01.2001SRB45SE155
131PANA Cosmina18.12.2001ROU45SE160
155DUMITRESCU Bianca16.06.2000ROU45SE160
209LOMACHYNSKA Anhelina02.09.1996UKR45SE162
231NGUEN Nadezhda01.07.2000BUL45SE165
266PETROVA Ivana26.08.2001BUL45SE163
270GUNES Melisa16.04.2001TUR45SE158

For other sessions for this category, see the full start book.

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