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Georgian athlete Raul Tsirekidze became the European champion
13:39 14.04.2012
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Georgian heavy athlete Raul Tsirekidze became the European champion. The athlete was the only sportsman in the European championship held in the Turkish city Antalya, who used all the six tries and thus won a title of champion.   

In the first movement Tsirekidze overcome 160, 163 and 165 kg weights and was only behind the Turkish sportsman Fatih Baidar, who managed to control 166 kg bar. In the second movement Raul also got a silver medal, where he coped with 193, 196 and 200 kg weights. In this movement, German Tom Schwartsbach lifted one kilogram more than Georgian. 

In total Tsirekidze got 365kg and fairly won the gold medal, the second was Baidar (359kg.) and with the bronze medal was awarded Romanian Gabriel Sinkraian, who is behind the Turkish sportsman only with his personal weight.    

The Olympic, World and European champion, Giorgi Asanidze participated in the awarding ceremony. It should be noted that exactly in Antalya Asanidze became World champion in 2001 and in 2001 the European champion.  

We will remind you that the coaches of Georgian national team – Avtandil Gakhokidze and Aleko Nozadze have taken two more athletes to Antalya. On April 14 we will see Aluda Managadze (105 kg) and on April 15 Irakli Turmanidze (+105kg). 

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