By J. Jala | 10:41 PM August 02, 2023
Despite being ill, Vanessa Sarno of Tagbilaran City seized the women’s 71kg title at the end of the 2023 Asian Weightlifting Youth and Junior Championships on Wednesday, Aug. 2, without a hitch in India.
She passed out due to high fever at the intensive care unit of a local hospital in New Delhi, India.
The 19-year-old lifting prodigy netted all three gold medals in her weight class. She lifted 95kgs in the snatch and 121 in the clean and jerk for an untouchable total of 216.
Sarno is the current Southeast Asian Games record-holder and 2020 Asian champion.