Cebuano weightlifters bag 4 golds in Tagbilaran nat’l championships

Glendale G. Rosal 08/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano weightlifters flexed their winning form in the ongoing 2022 National Weightlifting Championships in Tagbilaran City, Bohol after hauling four gold medals. Headed by Olympian Elreen Ann Ando, Cebu’s bets bagged four gold…

Hidilyn Diaz, weightlifting icon, set to tie the knot with fiancé-coach in Baguio

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 07/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics weightlifting gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, is set to tie the knot with her fiance-coach, Julius Naranjo, on July 26 at the St. Ignatius Church in Baguio, a year after her historic…

Sarno bags weightlifting gold in record-breaking fashion

Glendale G. Rosal 05/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Boholana weightlifting sensation, Vanessa Sarno delivered the Philippine weightlifting team’s second gold medal on Saturday with record-breaking lifts in the women’s 71-kilogram category of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Hanoi, Vietnam.…

Diaz bags gold in weightlifting again at SEA Games

Glendale G. Rosal 05/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The golden girl, Hidilyn Diaz secured the gold medal in the women’s 55-kilogram weightlifting event of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Hanoi Sports Training and Competition…

Fernandez: 3rd place finish still doable if we work together

Glendale G. Rosal 05/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Team Philippines’ chef de mission Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez believes that the remaining Filipino athletes vying in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) are capable of bringing back the country to third overall…

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,…

SEA Games qualifiers in Cebu a go: Weightlifters to vie for spot in nat’l team

Glendale G. Rosal 03/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s all systems go for the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) Qualifying and National Selection Weightlifting Tournament of the Samahang Weightlifters ng Pilipinas (SWP) tomorrow, March 8, 2022, at the Cebu Coliseum.  Some of…

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…

No follow up to Olympic gold as Hidilyn Diaz backs out of worlds

Marc Anthony Reyes - Reporter 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Not prepared enough and knowing that she doesn’t stand a chance, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz has withdrawn from the World Weightlifting Championship slated next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, leaving the Philippines without…

Weightlifting coach Solis asks PSC for additional support for Cebuano lifters

Glendale G. Rosal 10/06/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympic weightlifting coach Ramon Solis is asking for additional support from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to help them in their preparation for the upcoming World Weightlifting Championships slated from December 7…

Diaz gets P5M more from PSC

Dale Rosal 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) provided an additional P5-million cash incentive for the country’s first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.  Diaz, who bagged the country’s historic gold medal in the women’s -55 kilogram category of…

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