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Albanian athlete Luiza Gega snatches a medal for her country

Albanian athlete Luiza Gega snatches a medal for her country
Tirana, 12 July 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

Albania’s runner, Luiza Gega has finished second in the women’s 3000 m steeplechase in the European Athletics Championship being held in Amsterdam.

Gega (on the right of the photo) won silver medal although this discipline was a novelty for her and competed for the first time in it.

In a tough race with the German athlete Krause (on the left), the Albanian athlete, Gega, came second with 9:28:52, 10 seconds behind the German of the first place. The athlete from Turkey was ranked third, 7 seconds behind Gega.

A silver medal and a European runner up position are significant achievements. Luiza Gega says that they promise a lot for the Rio Olympics in August 2016.

President of Albanian Athletics Federation, Gjergj Ruli considers this triumph as a good omen for the Rio Olympics.

Gega’s coach, Taulant Stermasi hopes that this success will turn into support in all aspects. /balkaneu.com/

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