By Bohol Island News Staff | 01:48 PM October 31, 2019
Filipino weightlifter Vanessa Sarno won two gold medals and a silver in the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships held in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photo from Asian Weightlifting Federation Facebook

Philippine bet Vanessa Sarno reaped two golds and one silver medal in the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships recently in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Sarno, a 16-year-old native of Bohol, bagged the gold medal in the 71-kilogram in the women’s category after lifting 209 kg and then added another gold in the 91 kg in the snatch event. She settled for a silver medal in clean and jerk with a lift of 118 kg.

Photo from Vanessa Sarno.

Ju Hyang U of host North Korea took the gold in clean and jerk with a lift of 119 kgs, one kilo heavier than what Sarno put over her head, but settled for the silver in snatch and overall.

Nigora Suvonova of Uzbekistan won three bronze medals in the division.

Other Filipinos to take home medals are Chariz Macawli in the 40-kg youth women’s division and Rosegie Ramos in the women’s 49 kg.

Filipino weightlifter Vanessa Sarno won two gold medals and a silver in the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships held in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photo from Asian Weightlifting Federation Facebook

Macawli took the silver medal with a total lift of 116 and 66 kg in clean and jerk and the bronze in snatch (50 kg).

Ramos, meanwhile, settled for the bronze after lifting 76 kg in the snatch category.

The Philippines ended the campaign in North Korea at rank 5th overall among the 10 participating nations.

By Bohol Island News

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