Cristina Iovu

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Cristina Iovu
Personal information
Nationality Moldovan
Born (1992-11-08) November 8, 1992 (age 23)
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Country Moldova
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) –53 kg
Coached by Serghei Cretu

Cristina Iovu (born November 8, 1992) is a Moldovan–born Azerbaijani-Romanian weightlifter competing in the –53 kg division.


Iovu recently won gold at the 2012 European Weightlifting Championships.[1] At the 2012 London Olympics, Iovu won the bronze medal in the 53 kg event.[2]

Iovu was disqualified from the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships after testing positive in competition for Oxandrolone and has been sanctioned by the International Weightlifting Federation from 19 June 2013 to 19 June 2015.[3] The Azerbaijani team was forced to pay $500,000 to the International Weightlifting Federation as multiple tests were positive for prohibited substances from the world anti-doping agency list.[4]

In 2016 European Championships Iovu represented third country in her career - Romania.


Rank Competition Host Result
Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 2012 European Championships Turkey Antalya 91+116=207


  1. ^ Russian wins bronze in European Weightlifting Championships
  2. ^ "Cristina Iovu". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sanctioned athletes 2013". www.iwf.netm. Archived from the original on March 27, 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "IWF Executive Board sanctions Federation of Azerbaijan for multiple doping cases". www.iwf.netm. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 

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