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Cypriot weightlifter wins silver medal at European Championships

The Cypriot lifter backed up his gold medal at last year's Commonwealth Games with a silver at the European Championships

Cypriot weightlifter Dimitris Minasidis has secured the silver medal in the Clean and Jerk during the 2015 European Weightlifting Championship, held in Tbilisi, Georgia from April 10-18.

Minasidis won in the 62kg category with a score of 156kg.

The Cyprus Weightlifting Federation, in a press release, congratulated the lifter, noting that this great result comes after his major success during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when he won the gold medal.

Minasidis’ performance will increase his chances of participating in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

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