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Rebeka Koha concluding her athletic career

BC, Riga, 05.08.2020.Print version

In a video conference attended by the president of the Latvian Olympic Committee Zorzs Tikmers, weightlifting coaches Eduards Andruskevics and Viktors Scerbatihs, and the head of the Latvian Olympic Team Einars Fogelis, the talented Latvian weightlifter Rebeka Koha announced that she will be ending her athletic career, Fogelis informed LETA.

This after Koha announced in July that she has converted to Islam after beginning a relationship with a Qatari discus thrower.

''Koha told us during the video conference that she will be ending her athletic career. We respect her decision and thank her for all the work that she has put in. We agreed that she will send us a written application by September 1 requesting to leave the Latvian Olympic Team and halting her financing,'' Fogelis said.

It was previously planned that Koha will compete at the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow from October 31 to November 8.

Last year in Bucharest, Koha won her second straight European title.

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