November 8, 1992 |
||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
||53 kg (117 lb)
Cristina Iovu (born November 8, 1992) a Moldovan–born Azerbaijani weightlifter competing in the –53 kg division.
Iovu recently won gold at the 2012 European Weightlifting Championships. At the 2012 London Olympics, Iovu won the bronze medal in the 53 kg event.
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. 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.