Motivated by their fathers, Cebu’s Alexis Sy-Chua, Elreen Ando deliver SEA Games medals

Dale Rosal 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Two Cebuana athletes who won silver medals in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) have something in common. Alexis Sy-Chua and Elreen Ando both had the same inspiration that led them to their medal-winning performances…

Ando bags weightlifting silver medal again

Glendale G. Rosal 05/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Carreta’s pride, Elreen Ando earned the silver medal in the women’s 64-kilogram division of the weightlifting event on Saturday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. The 23-year-old Ando, one…

Cebu’s Ando among PH athletes granted Olympic Solidarity scholarships by IOC

03/25/2022

Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Ando is among seven athletes of the Philippines who were granted Olympic Solidarity Scholarships (OSS) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 23-year Ando, who finished 7th in women’s weightlifting competition in the Tokyo…

Diaz, 3 Cebuanos banner PH weightlifting team to Vietnam SEAG this May

Glendale G. Rosal 03/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and three Cebuanos will banner the country’s weightlifting team in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam this May. The official line-up was bared this afternoon,…

UC Chair Go, Pages vow to support Cebu weightlifters

03/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines– “Go For Gold!” That is the common goal of both University of Cebu (UC) Chairman and Founder Augusto W. Go and newly appointed Cebu City Sports Commission Chairman John Pages as they vow to…

Hidilyn Diaz, Elreen Ando may clash over one Paris 2024 slot

June Navarro 02/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines–There’s a possibility that Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and fellow Tokyo Gamer Elreen Ando—Diaz’ labeled heir apparent—could clash in the same weight class in qualification meets for the 2024 Paris Olympics. With just 10 weight…

Ando has better chances of winning in Uzbekistan

Glendale G. Rosal 12/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympian weightlifting coach Ramon Solis is confident that his prized ward, Elreen Ann Ando of Cebu will fare well in her debut in the lighter – 59 kilogram division as she takes centerstage…

Diaz, 4 Cebuano lifters to vie in Tashkent world championships

Glendale G. Rosal 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) will compete in the 2021 World Weightlifting Championships from December 7 to 17 with a solid line-up including four Cebuano lifters and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn…

POC, MVPSF rewards non-medalists in Tokyo with P.5M each in incentives

PR 08/05/2021

TOKYO—Not one of the 19 Filipino athletes who competed in the pandemic Tokyo Olympics will be left behind, according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino. “The non-medalists in the Tokyo Olympics will receive…

Ando to move down to 59kg as she prepares for 2024 gold assault

Glendale G. Rosal 07/30/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympian coach Ramon Solis is planning to move his prized weightlifter, Elreen Ando to a lighter weight category to improve her chances of winning a medal in the 2024 Paris Olympics. In…

Hayco to put up weightlifting gym in Ando’s home barangay

Glendale G. Rosal 07/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Elreen Ando’s dream to become an Olympic weightlifter started when she enlisted along with hundreds of other kids in a grassroots training program initiated by the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC). Now that…

Coach sees huge improvement in Ando’s game

Dale Rosal 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuana Elreen Ando may be a first-timer in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics but one of her coaches believes she stands a chance against her competitors in the prestigious meet. Coach Ramon Solis, a veteran international…

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