Loredana Elena Toma

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Romanian
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
Before taking up weightlifting she trained in athletics. Her weightlifting talent was noticed by coach Constantin Urdas. "Athletics was not for me. I found my place in weightlifting. I really like what I do."
Training Regime
She trains for between 25 and 30 hours a week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing table tennis. (iwf.net, 08 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in snatch in the 64kg category at the 2018 World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. (iwf.net, 08 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Romanian weightlifter Nicu Vlad. (iwf.net, 08 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your dream." (iwf.net, 08 May 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named Best Female Lifter at the 2018 European Championships in Bucharest, Romania. (Instagram profile, 01 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sport-inromania.ro, 2017)
Other information
SANCTION
In 2014 she was suspended from the sport for two years after she tested positive for the banned substance stanozolol. She was eligible to return to competition on 15 October 2016. (iwf.net, 2017)

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