Angeline Colonia broke the world and Asian record in her category at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan.
Angeline Colonia made history after bagging two golds and one silver in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, breaking the world and Asian records in her weight class in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday, July 17.
The 15-year-old brought home the gold medal in snatch after lifting 62kg with 61kg as the previous youth standard in the women’s 40kg category.
Colonia then settled for silver in the clean and jerk category with 72kg, behind Vietnam’s Duong Thi Kim Yen, lifting 73kg while India’s Akansha Kishor Vyavhare snagged bronze with 70kg.
At the end, her combined winning lift of 134kg has reset the continental youth standard to 134kg in the total edging Duong Thi, who claimed silver with 129kg, and Vvayhare in third place with a total of 125kg.
"She's good for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Another Olympian coming up. 'Future' here we come. Praise the Lord. More to come," said Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella when asked to comment on Angeline's victory.
Family of weightlifers
The Grade 11 student of Culianan National High School in Zamboanga is the sister of 2016 Rio Olympian Nestor Colonia and is currently being trained by uncleGregorio Colonia, who represented the country in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Over at the men’s category, Prince Keil delos Santos claimed two bronzes in the 49kg category after placing third in clean and jerk, lifting 103kg, and an overall lift of 186kg, including his 83kg in snatch.
Eleven more Filipinos, including Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Vanessa Sarno and World Youth champion Rose Jean Ramos, will see action in the Asian Youth in the Youth (13-17 years old) and Junior (15 to 20 years old) divisions.
Sarno, the reigning Asian champion, is set to compete in the 71kg category while Ramos joined the Youth women's 45kg category.
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