Zambo’s daughter wins 2 gold and 1 silver at Jeddah weightlifting tournament
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / Oct 7) – The Zamboangeños were delighted with Rose Jean Ramos’ victory at the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Junior Championships in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Ramos, 16, won two gold and one silver on Wednesday, lifting 67 and 147 kilograms in the snatch category, and settled for a silver in the women’s 45 division. kilograms.
Councilor Elbert Atilano said Ramos’ victory added a feather to the city’s cap as the sport becomes more and more popular here, with community weightlifting clubs appreciating it more.
Ramos, who lives in the same village where Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is from, is coached by coach Allen Jafrus Diaz.
She first trained at the Hidilyn Diaz weightlifting gym. She is currently enjoying the benefits of the Alson Power-Hidilyn Diaz Fellowship Program for Aspiring Weightlifters in Zamboanga City.
On Tuesday, Janeth Hipolito, 14, her village companion in Mampang, won a bronze medal in the snatch category for 40 kilograms. She placed fifth in the clean and jerk.
City sports director Dr Cecil Atilano said Ramos and Hipolito are two of five local weightlifters competing in Jeddah.
The IWF will close on October 12. (Frencie Carreon / MindaNews)