GB’s Muskett claims European gold

Muskett is the reigning Commonwealth champion

Emily Muskett has grow to be the primary British weightlifter to say European gold for 26 years by successful the ladies’s 71kg division in Moscow.

The 2019 World bronze medallist lifted 98kg within the snatch stage, earlier than reaching 129kg within the clean-and-jerk stage to complete 227kg.

Italy’s Alessia Durante claimed silver, as Romanian Raluca Olaru took bronze.

Myrte Augee was the final British weightlifter to win a European title when she took +83kg gold in 1995.

Though the ladies’s 71kg division is just not a part of the Olympic programme, Muskett’s success boosts her possibilities of attaining a spot on the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Outcomes from this class and people within the 81kg class can be used to find out the line-up for the 76kg Olympic division.

Muskett, who along with claiming the general victory additionally claimed European snatch silver in addition to clear and jerk gold, is the second Briton to win medals in as many days in Russia, following Sarah Davies’ second place finishes within the 64kg division.

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