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Azerbaijan’s weightlifting team wins European championship

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 The weightlifting team of Azerbaijan won European championship among teenagers and boys under the age of 15 and 17 in Milan, Italy.

Report informs, the team took the first place in the team competition with more than 300 athletes from about 40 countries.

The junior team has won 22 medals, including a total of 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals, and total of 22 medals taking into account push jerk and other exercises. In this respect, Azerbaijan was the second after Turkey that won 25 medals.

Female U17 weightlifters took 12th with 115 points male athletes won 4th place with 471 points (4 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals).

Alongside medals Azerbaijani athletes also scored points for the national team. As a result, the national team scored a total of 550 points. Thanks to this, the Azerbaijani team was named the winner of the European championship leaving behind Bulgaria and Turkey.

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