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The Philippines’ Elreen Ann Ando competes within the ladies’s 64kg group A weightlifting competitors in the course of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, in China’s jap Zhejiang province on October 2, 2023. (Picture by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)

HANGZHOU, China—Elreen Ann Ando redeemed herself from a disastrous marketing campaign within the continental championships by selecting up a bronze medal in ladies’s weightlifting within the nineteenth Asian Video games.

The Tokyo Olympian from Cebu lifted a complete of 222 kilograms from a mixed output of 96 within the snatch and 126 within the clear and jerk on Monday night earlier than an appreciative crowd on the Xiaoshan Sports activities Centre Gymnasium right here.

Ando’s podium efficiency gave Philippine weightlifting its first medal within the match and rewarded the nation an eighth bronze in these Video games.

“I used to be actually upset once I misplaced within the Asian championships. This medal made up for that disappointment,” stated Ando, who captured a gold medal within the Cambodia Southeast Asian Video games early this 12 months.

With this carry, Elreen Ando is already assured of a bronze medal within the ladies’s 64kg right here on the nineteenth Asian Video games

— June Navarro (@junavINQ) October 2, 2023

She fumbled within the ladies’s 59kg within the Asian championships held in Jinju, South Korea previous to her SEA Video games title.

North Korea’s Unsim Rim registered a brand new Asian Video games document within the snatch (111kgs), clear and jerk (140) and complete (251) on her solution to the gold whereas Pei Xinyi of China settled for the silver with a complete of 234.

Ando is ready to obtain a money windfall of P500,000 from the Philippine Sports activities Fee for her feat and much more from personal sponsors and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

“I wish to reward myself with a brand new home with this win. It would additionally function a present to myself once I rejoice my birthday subsequent month,” stated the 24-year-old breadwinner, who misplaced his father to a coronary heart ailment shortly after her stint within the Tokyo Olympics.

Ando quickly switched to 64kg within the Asiad and can revert to 59kgs in an effort to proceed her Olympic qualification bid for the following 12 months’s Paris Olympics.

She is going to conflict head on with Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo in the identical weight class in a pair of world cup tournaments in Doha, Qatar in December and in Thailand in February.

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