THE delegation of Zamboanga City to the recently-concluded six-in-one Weightlifting Championship harvested 24 gold medals, 13 silver medals, 11 bronze medals.
Dr. Cecile Atilano, City Sports Development officer, said the competition was held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex from July 14 to 21.
Atilano said the winners and their corresponding medals are as follows: Clyde Kent Enriquez (3 gold); Jeaneth Hipolito (2 gold); Maryflor Diaz (2 gold); Orange Jan Lester Tarro (2 gold); Mango Prince Tarro (2 gold); Lemon Denmark Tarro (2 gold, 1 silver); Carlo Soriano (2 gold; Rose Jean Ramos (2 gold,1 silver); Rica Pearl Berajano (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze); Mj Calina (1 gold, 2 silver); Margaret Colonia (1 gold); Kristel Macrohon (1 gold); Diwa delos Santos (1 gold); Melon James Dorens Tarro (1 gold, 1 silver); Eugene Diaz (2 silver); Rowel Garcia (1 silver); Rolly Galapin (1 silver); Albert Ian delos Santos (1 silver, 1 bronze); Angelyn Pegarum (1 silver, 1 bronze); Rochelle Garcia (1 silver, 2 bronze); Elaika Lozada (2 bronze); Shan Andre Adoptante (2 bronze); and, Aldrin Garcia (1 bronze).
Most, if not all, of them are practicing at the weightlifting gymnasium established by Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz in the village of Mampang, this city.
Maryflor Diaz, who won two gold medals, is a cousin of Hidilyn.
Mayor Maria Isabelle Cliamco-Salazar has expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the athletes and coaches “for all your efforts and for continuously bringing honor and fame to Zamboanga City.” (SunStar Philippines)