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Briken Calja (born 19 February 1990, Elbasan) is an Albanian weightlifter,[1] and European Champion competing in the 69 kg category until 2018 and 73 kg starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories.[2]

Briken Calja
Personal information
Born (1990-02-19) February 19, 1990 (age 29)
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Country Albania
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)69 kg

ResultsEdit

Calja competed for Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he finished 9th in his weight class after lifting a total weight of 320kg.[3] In 2013 Calja was suspended for two years for using androsterone.[4]

He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in 69kg division where he finished in 5th place after lifting 326kg.[5] In 2018 Calja became European champion in the 2018 European Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Briken Calja Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  2. ^ PDF listing of 2018 Group A world championship entrants in 73 kg
  3. ^ London 2012 Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Sanctioned Athletes / Athlete Support Personnel". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  5. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  6. ^ Oculus News (31 May 2018). "Briken Calja Europe Champion in Weightlifting with 3 gold medals". Retrieved 31 May 2018.

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