Ivaylo Filev Wins European Weightlifting Gold

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Bulgaria: Ivaylo Filev Wins European Weightlifting Gold Ivaylo Filev of Bulgaria competes in the men`s +62kg category final at the Weightlifting European Championships in Tel Aviv, Israel, 06 April 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's Ivaylo Filev won the gold medal in the 62kg category at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Filev lifted a total of 299kg from his two attempts, for his first ever European title. His best achievement so far had been a bronze medal from the World Championships in 2007.

There was another Bulgarian on the podium in the same category. Stoyan Enev lifted 286kg to grab the bronze medal. The silver went to Stanislav Chadovich of Belarus, with 293kg.

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