Albanian athlete is announced the Balkan champion

Albanian athlete is announced the Balkan champion

Luiza Gega “snatches” the Golden Medal in the Balkan Athletic Championship

Tirana, 29 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Albanian athlete Luiza Gega has been announced the Balkan champion and breaks a national record. Thus, Gega has marked another victory in her career in the success that she achieved in the Balkan Athletic Championship which is held in Istanbul where she won the Golden medal accomplishing the 1500 meter race in 4.06.89.

Gega has also broken the national record, which also belonged to her with a timing of 4.07.84 achieved in 2014. With this result, the Albanian athlete is ranked fifth in the world.


Gega’s victory came two days after winning in the 800 meter race in the Istanbul tournament.

An excellent appearance of the Albanian athlete in this Balkan championship in which she achieved the qualification threshold for “Rio 2016”, leaving her rivals meters behind.

For several months Gega has been training in Kenya along with her coach, Taulant Stermasi and the Balkan Championship held in Istanbul was a good test to see her form ahead of other international activities which will soon be held. /ibna/