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Dramatic Victory for Romanian Weightlifter Sabina Baltag as She Takes Gold at Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: DRAMATIC VICTORY FOR ROMANIAN WEIGHTLIFTER SABINA BALTAG AS SHE TAKES GOLD AT BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 9 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Romanian

 

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Romania’s Sabina Baltag is celebrating a dramatic victory in the women’s 53kg category of weightlifting at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.

Baltag lifted 100 kilos in her third attempt at the Clean and Jerk inside the Europe Pavilion at the Youth Olympic Park in the Argentine capital.

Her Colombian rival Kely Junkar Acero failed to match the lift giving Baltag victory by just a single point on the aggregate scoring system.

India’s Nur Vinatasari took bronze.

In contrast, Turkey’s Muhammed Furkan Ozbek comfortably won gold in the men’s 69kg category.

Ozbek, who is 17, made certain of victory with a final lift in the Clean and Jerk of 170 kilos.

For the Weightlifting competition at the Games each category event consists of two parts, the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk with generally a ten minute break between the two. The best results achieved (in Kilograms) are added to a total, which determines the athletes’ ranking.

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