Greece’s weightlifter Eleni Konstantinidis won two gold medals and a bronze medal in the 81kg category at the European Championship, which took place in Vathi, Georgia.
The 24-year-old is the daughter of veteran athlete Christos Konstantinidis, who is also her current coach, started her efforts in the 93 kilos snatch and continued successfully with a 97k performance that gave her the bronze medal.
Konstantinidis' main competitors were Nina Schroth from Germany and Anna Vanbellinghen from Belgium. Vanbellinghen won the snatch gold with 103, one kilo ahead of the German and six kilos up on the Greek. However, the tables were turned in the clean and jerks.
Schroth could only manage 120 and Vanbellinghen missed her second andthird attempts at 121 to fall out of contention for the gold. Konstantinidis hit all three lifts at 119, 124 and 126 to overtake the others for the total gold.