Margaret Colonia finished in seventh place for the women’s 59 kg after the conclusion of Day 3 of the 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Monday evening (Manila time).
The 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist took it easy this time and collected 176 kg on her total lift, 13 kg off her total in the said tournament.
Colonia easily lifted 73 kg on her first attempt at the snatch, before encountering some difficulties at five kilograms more on her second attempt. Nonetheless, she was able to tackle the said weight for her best lift at the first part.
The 23-year-old then lifted 98 kilograms for her first at the clean and jerk for a total of 176 kg. That turned out to be her last of the day as she could not put up 102 kg in her next two attempts.
Two-time world champion Kuo Hsing-chun of Chinese Taipei dominated for the gold with a new world record of 247 kg, 15 kg ahead of China’s Luo Xiaomin. Colonia’s SEA Games nemesis Hoang Thi Duyen walked off with the bronze with 216 kg.
Kuo, who also defended her Asian title, set a new world mark in the snatch with 110 kg and then added 137 kg for the clean and jerk, to bag the two more golds.
Chinese Luo bagged the two silvers in the snatch and the clean and jerk, as Hoang took the bronze in the snatch. Mikiko Andoh of Japan pulled off a huge 124-kg lift in the clean and jerk to take the portion’s bronze.
Elreen Ando, another 2019 SEA Games silver medalist, will step on the stage at 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday for the women’s -64 kg.