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Zamboanga team to 1st HDWOC bags 11 medals

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Zamboangueño weightlifters who participated in the 1st Hidilyn Diaz Weightlifting Open Championship (HDWOC) held at the Meralco Fitness Center in Ortigas, from July 8-9 brought home a total of 11 medals- 6 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze.

Named after Olympian silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of Mampang, the open event was participated by different cities and provinces in the country.

Gold medalists  are Maryflor Diaz (women’s 48Kg category) of Mampang; Maria Dessa de los Santos (women’s 58kg category) of Guiwan; Margaret Colonia (women’s 69kg category) of Pasobolong; Kristel Macrohon (women’s 75kg category) of Pasobolong; Joshua Dinglasa (men’s 69kg category) of Pasobolong and Nestor Colonia (men’s 62kg category) who was also adjudged as best lifter in the 1st HDWOC.

Silver medalists are  Rosejie Ramos, women’s 48kg category-Mampang; Jane Linete Hipolito, women’s 58kg category- Mampang; Rowel Garcia, men’s 56kg category- Mampang; Eduardo Diaz Jr., men’s 69kg category- Mampang while Bronze medalist is Elbert Atilano Jr., men’s 62kg category.

Mayor Beng Climaco congratulated the athletes and urged them to continue the legacy of Hidilyn Diaz. She also thanked Councilor Bong Atilano, Philippine Weightlifting Association vice president  and Dr. Cecil Atilano, City Sports Director for their support and efforts in continuously honing the talents and skills of the athletes.

Meanwhile, the mayor also recognized the efforts of Eumir Felix Marcial who bagged a gold medal in the International Boxing Tournament “Ulaanbaatar Cup” (light middleweight category) held June 20-26 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

“Your sterling performance is another proof that Zamboangueño talents and skills are world class”, Climaco added. (Sheila Covarrubias/PR)




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