Boholana w’lifter Vanessa Sarno qualifies for Paris Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 04/09/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Boholana weightlifter Vanessa Sarno qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics after finishing a strong fifth in the women’s 71-kilogram division of the 2024 International Weightlifting (IWF) World Cup-Olympic Qualifiers in Phuket, Thailand on…

Ramon Solis: Proud coach of 2 Paris-bound Cebuano weightlifters

Glendale G. Rosal 04/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — You can’t blame former Olympian and seasoned weightlifting coach Ramon Solis to be feeling very proud and ecstatic happy these days. After all, Solis just fulfilled his dream of producing Olympic weightlifters. This…

Ceniza is 3rd Cebuano weightlifter in history to qualify for the Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 04/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Febuar Ceniza etched a historic milestone in his weightlifting career as the third Cebuano lifter who made it into the Olympics. The 25-year-old Cebuano served as the third one from Cebu to…

Ceniza guns for Paris Olympics slot in last remaining qualifiers in Thailand 

Glendale G. Rosal 02/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano John Febuar Ceniza is among the four weightlifters who will attempt to qualify for the Paris Olympics through the last remaining qualifiers in Thailand in April. The 26-year-old Cebu City native is…

Cebu’s Elreen Ando bags two silver medals in Olympic qualifiers

Dale Rosal 02/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuana Olympian Elreen Ando claimed two silver medals in the women’s 59-kilogram division of the ongoing 2024 Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) Asian Championships-Olympic Qualifiers on Monday, February 5, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  Ando, who was accompanied…

PHL’s slim weightlifting contingent starts Olympic qualifying meet in Uzbekistan on Sunday

Glendale G. Rosal 02/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lovely Inan and Rosegie Ramos will be the first two Filipina weightlifters from the Samahang Weightlifters ng Pilipinas (SWP) to take centerstage in the 2024 Asian Senior Weightlifting Championships-Olympic Qualifiers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan…

Ando spearheads PHL’s weightlifting team in AWF Olympic qualifiers in Uzbekistan

Glendal G. Rosal 02/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Five of the Philippines’ top weightlifting contenders, including Cebu’s Elreen Ando, are now in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to participate in the Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) Senior Championships and Paris Olympic qualifiers, scheduled from February 3…

Ando, Diaz fell short in Qatar Grand Prix

Glendale G. Rosal 12/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The country’s top weightlifting bets, Hidilyn Diaz and Elreen Ando, came up short in their International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix II campaign in Doha, Qatar on Saturday, December 9, 2023.  Diaz failed…

Cebuano weightlifter Ceniza wins silver in Qatar Grand Prix

Glendale G. Rosal 12/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano weightlifter John Febuar Ceniza received an early Christmas gift after he won a silver medal in the men’s 61-kilogram Group A of the ongoing 2023 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix II…

Ando bronze finish in Asiad: UC exec says it felt like a gold medal win

Glendale G. Rosal 10/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters Athletic Director Jessica Honoridez calls Elreen Ando’s bronze medal win in the 19th Asian Games’ weightlifting competition as nothing short of amazing and felt like a gold…

Cebu’s Elreen Ando scores bronze in Asian Games

Glendale G. Rosal 10/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A day after fellow Cebuano John Februar Ceniza missed a kilogram for a podium finish, Cebu finally has a medalist in the Asian Games, thanks to Olympian weightlifter Elreen Ando who earned a…

Hidilyn Diaz nears fifth straight Olympic berth

June Navarro 09/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines-Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo stayed within range of a fifth straight appearance in the Olympics next year in Paris. The country’s first and only Olympic gold medalist finished seventh in the women’s 59kg of the 2023…

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