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PH’s Erleen Ando plucks 3 medals in Asian Weightlifting tilt

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 03:58 PM April 21, 2021
Filipino weightlifter Erleen Ando on the podium for the women's 64kg division at the Asian Weightlifting Championships

Filipino weightlifter Erleen Ando on the podium for the women’s 64kg division at the Asian Weightlifting Championships. IWF SCREENGRAB

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino bet Erleen Ando bagged three medals in the women’s 64-kilogram division of the 2021 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan Tuesday.

Ando captured the silver after lifting a combined 213 kilograms while Chinese-Taipei’s Wen-Huei Chen topped the division after tallying a combined weight of 228 kg.

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The Philippine representative captured the silver medal in the clean and jerk at 119kg with Chen taking the gold with a lift of 128 kg.

Filipino weightlifter Erleen Ando on the podium for the women's 64kg division at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.

Filipino weightlifter Erleen Ando on the podium for the women’s 64kg division at the Asian Weightlifting Championships. IWF SCREENGRAB

Chen likewise won gold in the snatch event lifting a weight of 100 kg with Ando settling for third at 94kg and Han Sojin taking the silver at 96kg.

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Ando’s medal collection pushed the Philippines’ haul to six in the competition after Mary Flor Diaz had three silvers in the women’s 45kg division.

Hidilyn Diaz, a silver medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, secured her spot for Tokyo but failed to win a medal in the continental competition after she finished fourth in the women’s 55kg.

Diaz just needed to join the Asian Championship to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

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