Lidia Valentin

Lidia Valentin

Spanish weightlifter
Date of Birth: 10.02.1985
Country: Spain

Content:
  1. Biography of Lidia Valentín
  2. Early Career
  3. European Success and Near Olympic Medal
  4. World Championships and Back-to-Back European Titles
  5. Conclusion

Biography of Lidia Valentín

Lidia Valentín is a Spanish weightlifter, two-time European champion (2014, 2015), and a medalist at the World Weightlifting Championships (2013). She was born on February 10, 1985, in Ponferrada, Spain. Valentín began her weightlifting career at the age of 11 under the guidance of Isaac Alvarez.

Early Career

Valentín's first significant success in her sports career came when she won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Strasbourg in 2007. In 2008, she competed in the Olympic Games in Beijing and earned fifth place, which was the best result for Spanish weightlifters at that time.

European Success and Near Olympic Medal

Throughout the next Olympic cycle, Valentín became a three-time medalist at the European Championships. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she came close to winning a medal but finished in fourth place. However, after the disqualification of the three medalists due to doping violations, Lidia Valentín moved up to the top spot.

World Championships and Back-to-Back European Titles

In 2013, Valentín finished fourth at the World Championships in Wroclaw. Following the disqualification of Russian weightlifter Olga Zubova, she was awarded the bronze medal. The following year, at the European Championships in Tel Aviv, Valentín won her first European title. She successfully defended this title in 2015.

Conclusion

Lidia Valentín has established herself as one of the top weightlifters in Europe, with multiple European titles and a bronze medal at the World Championships. Her dedication and talent have made her a respected figure in the sport of weightlifting, representing Spain with pride.

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