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Romela Aleksandër Begaj (born 2 November 1986) is an Albanian female weightlifter.[1] On 11 November 2014 in Almaty she became world champion in the Snatch style for the category up to 63 kg.[2] Previously Begaj represented Albania at the 2008 European Weightlifting Championships where she took home the silver medal.[3] She also represented Albania at 2008 Olympic Games in China where she finished 6th in the under 58 kg category.[4]

Romela Begaj
Personal information
NationalityAlbanian
Born (1986-11-02) 2 November 1986 (age 32)
Tirana
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
CountryAlbania
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)63kg
Coached byGazmend Haksan
Achievements and titles
World finals1
Highest world ranking1

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. However, Begaj failed an anti-doping test for this event and her results will likely be expunged.[5]

2008 Olympic Games in BeijingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Romela Begaj -58 kg 98 4th 118 7th 216 6th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://jezebel.com/assets/images/jezebel/2008/08/albanianweightlifter081108.jpg
  2. ^ "Romela Begaj announced world champion". Independent Balkan News Agency. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  3. ^ "BEGAJ Romela". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  4. ^ "BEGAJ Romela". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  5. ^ http://www.top-channel.tv/lajme/artikull.php?id=289963

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Sahit Prizreni
Flagbearer for   Albania
2012 London
Succeeded by
Luiza Gega