Romela Begaj wins gold at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships

Romela Begaj wins gold at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships

Albania’s Romela Begaj won gold in snatch (107 kg) and silver in total (235 kg), yesterday at World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, USA.

Romela Begaj (born 2 November 1986) is an Albanian female weightlifter. On 11 November 2014 in Almaty she became world champion in the Snatch style for the category up to 63 kg.Previously Begaj represented Albania at the 2008 European Weightlifting Championships where she took home the silver medal. She also represented Albania at 2008 Olympic Games in China where she finished 6th in the under 58 kg category.

In the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships she got bronze medal in snatch.

Begaj, 28, became the first Albanian woman to win a World Championship gold medal by lifting 113 kg in the snatch.

Sources:
http://www.iwf.net/results/results-by-events/?event=405
https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/December/02/Mattie-Rogers-Wins-Team-USAs-First-Womens-Weightlifting-World-Medal-In-12-Years
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romela_Begaj