Daniel Godelli

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Daniel Godelli
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Born (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 25)

Daniel Godelli (born January 10, 1992 in Elbasan) is an Albanian weightlifter that won various medals, most notably the 2014 World Championship in Almaty, but his results at Almaty were later disqualified due to testing positive for doping.[1]

Competition results[edit]

The most notable achievement during Godelli's youth activities was winning the gold medal on the World Junior Championships in 2011.[2] In this year, also he won bronze medal at 2011 European Weightlifting Championships in Kazan.[3]

In 2013 he won a silver (big) medal in the 2013 European Weightlifting Championships in Tirana, Albania.[4] He had silver in Snatch and gold in Clean&Jerk, thus being the first Albanian weightlifter to obtain a gold medal in a European Championship.[5]

In 2014 he repeated himself with a silver (big) medal, but in the 77 kg category, and lost the gold medal to Erkand Qerimaj only for a slightly heavier body weight, as he had lifted the same combined weight as Qerimaj, 349 kg.[6]

In the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships, Godelli became Albania's first to win world title in weightlifting, it was the first time an Albanian had won a World Championship gold in any sport on the Olympic programme. However, this performance may be disqualified after Godelli failed an anti-doping test for the steroid Stanozolol, pending an IWF decision.[7]


  1. ^ "Weightlifting - Daniel Godelli (Albania) : season totals". The-sports.org. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Top Channel Video". Top-channel.tv. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140322030539/http://www.kazan2011ewc.com/news/22.html. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Godelli ngjit një shkallë në podiumin e Europianit të 2013-ës". Sportekspres. March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Agron Haxhihyseni: Lulzim Basha më hoqi nga puna pse kisha mik Edi Ramën". Gazeta Sot. May 27, 2013. Daniel Godelli mori medalje ari, gjë që s’kishte ndodhur më parë. - Daniel Godelli took a golden medal, which had never happened before. 
  6. ^ Serani, Olgert (April 10, 2014). "Qerimaj kampion Europe, mund Godellin për 20 gramë. Kuqezinjtë rrëmbejnë 6 medalje". Panorama sport. 
  7. ^ http://www.iwf.net/2014/12/11/public-disclosure-8/

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