Briken Calja won three gold medals at the European Senior Weightlifting Championships in Romania

Briken Calja won three gold medals at the European Senior Weightlifting Championships in Romania

Briken Calja claimed three gold medals at the European Senior Weightlifting Championships in Romania this week, bringing back glory to Albanian weightlifting following a doping scandal earlier this year.

The 28-year-old Albanian lifted 146 kg in snatch and 175 kg in clean and jerk claiming gold in each discipline and finishing first with a total of 321 kg.

“I am so happy. I dedicate my success to my family, friends and all Albanians,” said Calja.

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