Hipolito captures bronze in Jeddah


JEANETH HIPOLITO of Zamboanga City settled for a bronze medal in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Under-17 World Championships on Wednesday in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the result provided by Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz’s cousin-coach Allen Diaz, the 14-year-old Hipolito placed third in snatch of the women’s 40-kilogram class with a lift of 51 kgs. She lifted 62 kgs in the clean and jerk for a total of 114 kgs and a fifth-place finish.

Turkey’s Ezgi Kilic, claimed all the gold medals with 55 kgs in snatch, 70 kgs in clean and 125 kgs total. Colombia’s Lawrence Velez got the silver (snatch 53 kgs and total lift 118 kgs) and so did Mexico’s Colli Canto (clean and jerk 66 kgs), but settled for bronze in with a 118-kg total lift.

A total of 326 athletes from 45 countries participated in the tournament.

Adrian Cristobal (men’s 61 kgs B), Albert Ian Delos Santos (men’s 61 kgs B), Rosejean Ramos (women’s 45 kgs A), Christian Rodriguez (men’s 67 kgs B) and Lovely Inan (women’s 49 kgs A) are also seeing action in the competition. Josef Ramos

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