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In the weightlifting European championship among veterans of sports which took place on May 22-30 in the Russian city of Tolyatti, the Ukrainian athletes got 18 awards. At competitions they won 7 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals, reports the Ministry of affairs of a family, youth and sports.
The list of achievements of the Ukrainian weight-lifters in the championship was filled up by Albert Nasibulin from Kharkov which set four new European records (in pushing, in the sum and two in breakthrough), and Yury Lagunov from Nikolaev which set a world record in pushing.
In competitions our state was represented by 26 athletes - the veterans which rivals there were more than 300 weight-lifters from 22 countries of the world.
The national team of Ukraine at these competitions took the fourth all-command place, having conceded to weight-lifters of Belarus, Russia and Germany.