Silver for Moldova at the 2023 IWF World Championships

A new medal for Moldova at the international 2023 World Weightlifting Championships, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 4 to 17 September 2023, one of the most important sports events which could sell the ticket for the Olympics qualification at Paris 2024 for the best weightlifters in the world.

An exciting moment for Moldovan weightlifting. Radu Roibu won a silver medal at the 2023 IWF World Championships, a prestigious international sporting event that was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from September 4 to September 17, 2023. This championship stands as one of the important competitions in the world of weightlifting, holding the potential to secure a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics for the best weightlifters in the world.


Radu Roibu’s outstanding achievement came in the form of a silver medal in the snatch discipline, also referred to as Olympic Weightlifting. He defended 173 kg, placing himself in the upper stands of his category. His competitors, the gold medalist from Armenia, Andranik Karapetyan, secured 175 kg, and the bronze medalist representing Venezuela, Keydomar Vallenilla, successfully lifted 171 kg.

Robu Marian, currently the weightlifting star of Moldovan who got something in his backpack to be proud of. He won a few titles while proudly representing his homeland at both World and European Championships. Notable achievements in his short but intense career include a bronze medal at the 2021 Tashkent World Championships (81 kg), a silver medal at the 2021 Moscow European Championships (73 kg), and a bronze medal at the 2023 Yerevan Championships (89 kg). Additionally, he secured a silver medal at the 2020 Rome IWF World Cup (73 kg).

Marian’s remarkable journey in the world of weightlifting continues to inspire, as he stands as a treasure to Moldova’s people and a champion in this sport on the global stage.

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