HANOI — Vanessa Sarno confirmed why she’s being thought-about within the Paris Olympics. Her numbers had been means an excessive amount of for simply the Southeast Asian Video games gold she received on Saturday.
The 18-year-old Sarno, who hails from Bohol, carried a complete of 239 kilograms on a 104kg (snatch) and 135kg (clear and jerk) lifts to present the Philippines the ladies’s 71kg title within the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games at Hanoi Sports activities Palace.
That was means up the earlier SEA Video games marks of 123 in clear and jerk, and 227 whole.
“Thanks very a lot to all who believed in me,” stated an emotional Sarno in Filipino. “I do know that I can do it as a result of we had an awesome coaching camp (at Rizal Memorial Sports activities Complicated). Once I acquired the snatch, I do know I’ll win the jerk.”
Now she’s considering of becoming a member of all of the qualifying occasion for Paris 2024 and pursue the seeds of ambition that Hidilyn Diaz planted on her.
“She (Hidilyn) stated in sports activities your life will change (for the higher),” stated Sarno thanking the Philippine Sports activities Fee and the MVP Sports activities. “That is it. I received the SEA Video games. Thank to those that supported me.”
“That is the face of the long run,” stated Samahang Weighlifting sa Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella of Sarno who defeated Khaipandung Siriyakorn of Thailand (103-120-223) and Restu Angi of Indonesia (92-120-212).
Meantime, Sarno stated she needs to hug her household after spending a month in coaching camp. “I simply need to get pleasure from this,” she stated.
Earlier, Puentevella was fuming over the lack of Olympian Elreen Ando within the girls’s 64-kilogram which he stated was brought on by miscommunication.
Thi Hong Thanh Pham, the defending champion, pulled off a bluff of their clear and jerk when she hiked her weight from 120kg to 130kg. That prompted the Filipino to instantly get again to the stage for 130kg after a fail at 125kg.
The 23-year-old from Cebu staggered again whereas placing on her help belt. She failed at 130kg. Thanh Pham then re-adjusted to 126kg to handily win the gold medal with the Video games document whole of 230 (104-126).
Ando totalled 223 (103-120) to accept silver, whereas Tsabitha Ramadani of Indonesia completed third with 100-116-216.
“She doesn’t should hurry, she nonetheless sufficient time,” stated Puentevella. The situation harked again to the 2019 version when Ando ran out of time in dropping to, by the way, the identical Vietnamese.
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