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Faustino, Ramos reign supreme in Asiad weightlifting tourney

Filipino weightlifters continued to dominate the Asian Youth and Junior Championships 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan following a six-gold medal haul from Rosalinda Faustino and Rosegie Ramos.

Rosegie Ramos 

Faustino prevailed in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total in the women’s 49kg youth division while Ramos also prevailed in the said three events in the women’s 49kg junior class.

Faustino lifted 71kg in snatch, 90 kg in clean and jerk and 161 in total to reign supreme against Vietnam’s Do Thi Ngoc Anh and Thailand’s Tika Thitaphon.

Ramos tallied 80 kg in snatch, 96 kg in clean and jerk, and 176 kg in total to rule Vietnamese Nguyen Bich Tram and Phan Thi Tuyet Ngoc.

Ramos’ victory came a day after younger sister, Rose Jean, collected one gold, one silver and one bronze in the women’s 45kg junior division.

Overall, the country has already amassed 12 gold, two silver and three bronze medals with the last athlete to compete in Vanessa Sarno on Friday.

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