Romela Begaj

Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Gazmend Hackani
Residence
Tirana, ALB
Languages
Albanian, English, Italian, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005.
General Interest
Nicknames
Romi (Athlete, 01 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Spending time with family. (kohajone.com, 18 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. (RrezeDielliOfficial YouTube channel, 16 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (RrezeDielliOfficial YouTube channel, 16 Mar 2016)
Injuries
She injured her back at the 2014 European Championships in Tel Aviv, Israel, and was forced to withdraw from the event. (sportishqiptar.com.al, 09 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Albania at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (iwf.net, 16 Aug 2012)

She was named the 2009 Albanian Female Athlete of the Year. (lajme.shqiperia.com, 31 Dec 2009)
Other information
SANCTIONS
In December 2014 she tested positive for the banned substance stanozolol and was suspended from competition by the International Weightlifting Federation [IWF] for two years. She became eligible to return on 01 December 2016. In January 2018 the IWF announced that she tested positive for stanozolol for a second time, on this occasion at the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim, CA, United States of America. She was provisionally suspended from competition, and in January 2019 the IWF confirmed she had been banned for eight years. (insidethegames.biz, 26 Jan 2019; barbend.com, 23 Jan 2018; iwf.net, 2017, 20 Apr 2016; balkaneu.com, 05 Dec 2014)

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