The Philippines has dominated the women’s minus-49 kg weight class.
Rosalinda Faustino and Rosegie Ramos collected a total of six gold medals in the 2022 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, Tuesday evening (Philippine time) at the Yusunobod Sport Complex in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Faustino, who competed on Sunday with Group B, lifted a total of 161 kg to take the Asian Youth title in the weight class.
Do Thi Ngoc Anh of Vietnam, who competed with Group A during the day, could not overcome that huge score from the Filipina. She settled with 152 for the silver in the total.
The 15-year-old standout lifted 71 kg on her final attempt for the gold in snatch and a massive 90, also for gold, in the clean and jerk. The Vietnamese also took the silvers for the snatch and the clean and jerk with 69 and 83, respectively.
Thailand’s Thitaphon Tika, who came second behind Faustino in Group B, ultimately rounded the podium in all three events with bronzes in the snatch, the clean and jerk, and in the total with 66, 85, and 151 kg, in that order.
Ramos, on the other hand, lorded over the participants during the Group A action, finishing with a total of 176 kg for the Asian Juniors title — a good 6 kg ahead of second-place finisher Nguyen Bich Tram of Vietnam’s 170.
The 31st Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist took the gold in the snatch with 80 kg and the gold in the clean and jerk with 96. She attempted to lift 100 for her final attempt at the clean and jerk, but she could not raise the bar to instead register 96.
Nguyen collected the silvers in the snatch with 76 kg and in the clean and jerk with 94. A successful attempt at 97 could have given the pressure on Ramos, but in the end, she ended with 94.
Phan Thi Thuyet Ngoc, also of Vietnam, completed the podium with 74 kg in the snatch and 90 in the clean and jerk, for a total of 164.
Meanwhile, Keisha Mae Felisilda ended in fifth place in the women’s youth minus-55 kg with a total of 150 kg from 66 in the snatch and 84 in the clean and jerk. Adrian Cristobal finished seventh in the men’s minus-61 kg with a total of 173 kg from 78 in the snatch and 95 in the clean and jerk.
No Filipinos are scheduled to take the stage on Wednesday, but the fates of John Raphael Macato in the men’s junior minus-67 kg, Christian Rodriguez in the men’s youth minus-67 kg, and Giselle Anne Betua in the women’s junior minus-55 kg will be determined.