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Almir Karkelja was a 10-time national champion in Bosnia & Herzegovinia, and broke multiple national records. He coachs the Neretva weightlifting lub in Konjic, a town with a very long tradition tradition in the sport. The Neretva club was the national team champion in 2013.
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Weightlifting Training Camp at Mount Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovinia
Almir Karkelja | Olympic Weightlifting | March 3 2014 | Comments (1)

I have been a weightlifting competitor for about 15 years, and for the last four years, I have coached. I was a 10-time national champion my country, and broke a lot of national records. My best official results were not great: 122/153. The reason for this is that I didn't have a quality coach (my coach was a man who was never a weightlifter), as well as the fact that the state has nothing invested in our sport. Neither weightlifters nor coaches in our state have scholarships or salaries. It ...... Continue reading
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