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Rose Jean Ramos takes four golds in Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships


Rose Jean Ramos is now also an Asian Youth Champion.

The reigning World Youth Champion in the women’s minus-45 kg added the Asian Youth title and almost became a double champion as she amassed four gold, one silver, and one bronze medals in the Asian Youth and Junior Championships, Monday evening (Philippine time) at the Yunosobod Sport Complex in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Ramos, who is entered in both the Asian Youth and Asian Junior Championships, could win as many as six golds. She won medals in all possible events, though, winning six medals in total.

The 16-year-old earlier topped the snatch in both the youth and junior classes by lifting 70 kg in her final attempt of the night. She earlier took care of 65 and 70 kg in her first two attempts at the bar.

For the clean and jerk, Ramos went up with 81 kg and then 83 kg in her first two attempts with ease. She, though, could not lift 85 kg to at least match her Worlds tally, and instead ended with 153 kg in total as she ended with the bronze on 83 for the clean and jerk.

That left the gold medal chance for Harshada Sharad Garud, which the Indian took, taking the title in the junior level with a total of 157 kg, with a gold medal-winning 88 kg in the clean and jerk and a silver-bagging 69 in the snatch.

Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai collected the total bronze with 152 kg on 68 for bronze in the snatch and 84 for silver in the clean and jerk.

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Ramos, though, dominated the youth class with three golds in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total.

Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Hoai ended with the total silver with 146 kg on 66 for silver in the snatch and 80 for bronze in the clean and jerk. Soumya Dalvi of India completed the podium for the youth with 145 kg and with silver in the clean and jerk at 82.

Najla Khoirunissa of Indonesia took the bronze in the snatch with 65 kg, but could not lift 81 in the clean and jerk to missed on a total score.

On the other hand, Joefry Frasco Jr. ended fourth in the men’s junior minus-55 kg with a total of 242 kg. He ended fourth as well in both the snatch with 106 and the clean and jerk with 136.

Five more weightlifters take the stage on Monday in the same venue starting at 1 p.m. (Philippine time) with John Macato in the men’s junior minus-67 kg, Christian Rodriguez in the men’s youth minus-67 kg, Giselle Betua in the women’s junior minus-55 kg, Kiesha Felisilda in the women’s youth minus-55 kg, and Rosegie Ramos in the women’s junior minus-49 kg.

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