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Military Sportsmen Awarded at European Weightlifting and Wrestling Championships

Chisinau, April 7, 2014 — The representative of the Central Sports Club of the Army (CSCA), WO Victor Ciobanu won the silver medal at 59 kg category, at the European Wrestling Championship, held within April 1-6, in Finland.

After a few victories, the CSCA sportsman was defeated in the great final by the sportsman from Bulgaria, Aleksandar Kostadinov. Victor Ciobanu recorded the best result of all the Moldovan wrestlers at this year tournament.

At the Wrestling Championship, the Moldovan team won other 3 bronze medals. This was the best result recorded by the Moldovan sportsmen at the European Championships.

Another CSCA representative, WO Svetlana Saenco won the 5th place at the 69 kg category within the same Championship.

At the same time, at the European Weightlifting Championship, held within April 5-12, in Tel Aviv, Israel, 1st LT Oleg Sirghi won the silver medal at throwing test, 56 kg category. Oleg Sirghi won the title of European champion twice in his career, in 2011 and 2013.

This week, two other representatives of the National Army, Serghei Cechir and WO Artiom Pipa, will compete at the 69 and 77 kg categories of the championship from Tel Aviv.

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