Anatolie Cîrîcu

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Anatolie Cîrîcu
Personal information
Born (1988-09-14) 14 September 1988 (age 31)
Cahul, Moldova
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb; 14.8 st)

Anatolie Cîrîcu (born 14 September 1988) is a Moldovan weightlifter.

Cîrîcu is the champion of the 2012 European Weightlifting Championships for the 94 kg category. He also participated in the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships, where he won the silver medal.


At the 2012 Summer Olympics he originally won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category, lifting a total of 407 kg.[1] On 27 July 2016, the IWF reported that, in the IOC's second wave of doping re-sampling, Cîrîcu had tested positive for the steroid dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.[2] In November 2016, he was stripped of his Olympic medal.[3] He is banned by the IWF until 11 May 2023.[4]


Rank Competition Host Result
Silver medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 2011 European Championships Russia Kazan 173+217=390
Silver medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 2012 European Championships Turkey Antalya 178+224=402
DSQ DSQ DSQ 2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London 181+226=407


  1. ^ "Men's 94kg". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Eleven London 2012 weightlifters fail doping tests". Reuters. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ "London 2012: Yuliya Zaripova among 12 disqualified after retests". 21 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
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