Ruth Beitia talks to the Olympic weightlifting medalist in London, Beijing and Rio
Your resume is imposing. She has participated in three Games and has obtained a medal of each metal: bronze in Beijing ‘2008, gold in London’2012 and silver in Rio’ 2016. In the first two appointments she was fifth and fourth, respectively, but the doping of the weightlifters that preceded her, detected after further analysis years later, made her champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2008. She has won four medals in World Cups (gold in 2017 and 2018, silver in 2019 and bronze in 2013) and another twelve in Europeans. It’s Lydia Valentín (Ponferrada, February 10, 1985).