Izabela Dragneva

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Izabela Dragneva
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Born (1971-10-01) October 1, 1971 (age 45)
Varna, Bulgaria

Izabela Dragneva-Rifatova (Bulgarian: Изабела Драгнева-Рифатова; born October 1, 1971 in Varna) is a retired female weightlifter from Bulgaria, who twice competed for her native country at the Summer Olympics: 2000 and 2004. She won the silver medal in the women's – 53 kg division at the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships in Lahti.

Dragneva originally won gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was stripped after testing positive for furosemide; American Tara Nott was awarded the gold.

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