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Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta grabs powerlifting gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Veteran para athlete Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picked up another gold for the Philippines as she dominated the women’s over 86-kg powerlifting event in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games

GOLD FINISH. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, the first athlete from the Philippines to ever medal at the Paralympics, added another gold to her legacy. Photo from Dumapong-Ancheta's Facebook

Hidilyn Diaz misses SEA Games, looks forward to 2019 edition

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The 26 year old was denied a chance to give the Philippines a gold medal after host Malaysia scrapped women s weightlifting from this year s Southeast Asian Games

MISSING SEA GAMES. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz admits she misses the SEA Games atmosphere. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Knee injury hampers lifter Colonia for sorry finish in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Colonia says he isn t disappointed by the result probably because he did not expect to medal but his frustration from the failed clean and jerk lifts still shows

INJURED. Nestor Colonia competes despite a knee injury at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH's lone lifter Colonia falls way short of SEA Games podium finish

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Rio Olympian Nestor Colonia lifts a total of 253kg 113kg in the snatch and 140kg in the clean and jerk to finish just above Myanmar

HEAVY LIFTING. Nestor Colonia had been hampered by a knee injury prior to the SEA Games, but managed to lift a total of 253kg. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Weightlifting Fairy’ couple Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk split

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:31 PM

In the popular K drama the actors played childhood friends who fall in love

WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY. The on-screen and off-screen couple end their relationship, breaking the hearts of millions of fans. Photo from Instagram.com/heybiblee

Lifter Colonia braces for Olympic-level competition at SEA Games 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Nestor Colonia will also be competing with an injured knee at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia late this month

JUST LIKE OLYMPICS. Nestor Colonia will face his Rio Olympics foes at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. He will also be competing through a hurt knee. File Photo by Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz dreams of seeing weightlifting at Palarong Pambansa

May 02, 2017 - 11:44 PM

The potential inclusion of weightlifting in Palaro is currently still in initial discussions stage

WEIGHTLIFTING AT PALARO? Filipino Olympic weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz hopes to see her sport at Palarong Pambansa. File photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

VIRAL: Netizens asking their crushes if they like Messi

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Why are people asking you if you like Messi? Here s why

MESSI. Screenshot from an episode of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju where the lead character asked her crush if he liked Messi.

IN PHOTOS: Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz watches UAAP live for first time

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Diaz watches courtside with her parents and gamely cheers for La Salle

ANIMO. Olympian Hidilyn Diaz cheers for De La Salle University during a UAAP game against University of Santo Tomas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz receives Congressional medal, monetary award

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Olympic silver medalist receives P1 5 million collected in donations from at least 260 congressmen

Hidilyn Diaz silver medalist in 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil receives a Congressional Medal of Distinction and a monetary award of P1.5 million from House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez during the first regular session of the 17th Congress at the Batasang Pambansa Plenary Hall on Wednesday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

IWF site hacked as Iranians protest Olympic lifting 'conspiracy'

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Having broken a world record in a previous round Behdad Salimikordasiabi is disqualified when Olympic officials ruled he had failed to register a total in the clean and jerk

LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz's P5 million check for earning Olympic silver

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz won t have to wait long to receive her bonus after ending the country s 20 year medal drought

INCENTIVE. Hidilyn Diaz's P5 million check for earning a silver medal in Rio is ready and waiting for her. Photo from Charles Maxey's Facebook

Drug offender claims Olympic weightlifting gold

Aug 11, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Nijat Rahimov a Kazakh lifter who served a two year ban for illegal substances smashed a world record at the Rio Games in the men s 77kg division

GOLDEN COMEBACK. Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan celebrates after a successful lift. He was suspended by the IWF in 2013 for testing positive for banned steroids Oxandrolone and Dehydromethyltestosterone. Photo by Larry W Smith/EPA

WATCH: Olympic weightlifter dislocates elbow in horrifying accident

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan is rushed to the hospital in agony after his left elbow pops out during a lift attempt

HORROR SNAP. Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan attempted to lift 195kg in the clean and jerk when things turned south. Photo by Larry W Smith/EPA

Hidilyn Diaz flies home as hero's welcome awaits

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Weightlifter Diaz the Philippines first medalist in 20 years will return to the Philippines as a conquering hero after earning silver in Rio

epa05462511 Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines competes during the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Hidilyn Diaz leads rally cry for additional Olympic medals

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:55 PM

The Olympic silver medalist hopes the remaining 7 athletes can secure the Philippines biggest medal haul since 1932

SILVER. Hidilyn Diaz has become the toast of Philippine sports with her silver medal finish. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Meet Alfonsito Aldanete, the weightlifting coach who helped Diaz win silver

Aug 09, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Alfonsito Aldanete the Philippine team s Olympic weightlifting coach once aspired to be a boxer Now he s molding the next generation of PH lifters

epa05462666 Hidilyn Diaz (R) of the Philippines celebrates with her coach after winning the silver medal in the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

After Rio loss, PH weightlifter Colonia looks ahead to Tokyo 2020

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The first time Olympian is already setting his sights on the next Olympics 4 years from now in Tokyo

Nestor Colonia of the Philippines competes during the men's 56kg category competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

PH weightlifter Nestor Colonia shuts down basher on Facebook

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Filipino Olympian Nestor Colonia slays in the comments section in response to criticism

Nestor Colonia of the Philippines competes during the men's 56kg category competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

WATCH: Hidilyn Diaz eats pizza after winning Olympic silver

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Diaz indulges herself in pizza and adobo after her Olympic success

epa05462707 Hsu Shu-ching (C) of Taiwan poses with her gold medal on the podium after winning the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. Hsu Shu-ching won ahead of second placed Hidilyn Diaz (L) of the Philippines and third placed Yoon Jin-hee (R) of South Korea. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Hidilyn Diaz to be awarded housing unit, P5 million for Olympic silver

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Hidilyn Diaz will also have her proposed weightlifting gym in Zamboanga sponsored by the PSC and a ticker tape parade on August 11

SILVER REWARD. Hidilyn Diaz will get a nice bonus for ending the Philippines' medal drought at the Olympics. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

For PH weightlifting legends, Hidilyn Diaz's silver a proud moment

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Many of the top Filipino weightlifters from the sport s golden era died in anonymity Hidilyn Diaz s Olympic silver brought tears to the eyes of surviving pioneers

Thai Olympic medalist's grandmother dies celebrating win

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The octogenarian was watching a live broadcast of her grandson weightlifter Sinphet Kruaithong earning bronze when she collapsed and died

BITTERSWEET. Sinphet Kruaithong of Thailand earned bronze in Rio but suffered heartbreak at home. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Hidilyn Diaz hoped for Olympic bronze, feels blessed by silver

Aug 08, 2016 - 3:26 PM

That’s all I wanted a bronze medal But God gave me the silver medal says Diaz who ended the Philippines 20 year wait for its tenth Olympic medal

SILVER SMILE. Hidilyn Diaz waves and smiles after a successful lift. She was the first Filipina to earn an Olympic medal. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

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Aug 08, 2016 - 11:57 AM

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Palace leads praise for Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:20 AM

UPDATED [Diaz s] road to Rio is a journey of grit patience and determination which ended a 20 year long medal drought for the Philippines

PHILIPPINES' PRIDE. Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz celebrates during the women's 53kg weightlifting event at the Rio 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Goh Chai Hin/AFP

PH weightlifter Nestor Colonia falls short of Olympic medal

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:39 AM

Colonia does not register a successful lift in the clean and jerk as he drops out of competition

Netizens congratulate silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz for ending Olympic drought

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:19 AM

Twitter users celebrate Philippines first Olympic medal in 20 years

WATCH: Here's how Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz earned silver in Rio

Aug 08, 2016 - 4:34 AM

Hidilyn Diaz lifts a combined 200kg in the snatch and clean and jerk to earn a silver medal in the women s 53kg weightlifting competition

SILVER LIFTER. Hidilyn Diaz made the most of her third trip to the Olympics, earning a silver medal. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Hidilyn Diaz nabs silver, first PH Olympic medal in 20 years

Aug 08, 2016 - 3:54 AM

2nd UPDATE Hidilyn Diaz becomes the first female athlete to win an Olympic medal for the Philippines

epa05462511 Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines competes during the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Thai weightlifter dedicates Olympic gold to ailing king

Aug 07, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Thailand s Sopita Tanasan wins gold in the women s 48kg division lifting a total of 200kg

HEAVY LIFTER. Sopita Tanasan dominated weightlifting's lightest division, putting up 92kg in the snatch and 108kg in the clean and jerk. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Rio 2016: Nestor Colonia

Aug 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Filipino weightlifter Nestor Colonia will not stop at just reaching the Rio Olympics He wants to win a medal

NO STOPPING HIM. Nestor Colonia is determined to succeed at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Rappler

Rio 2016: Hidilyn Diaz

Aug 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz of Zamboanga City has given up fast food and overcome injuries and a tough break up for what she says will be her third and final Olympiad

ONE MORE TRY. Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines, seen here competing in the women's 53kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships last November, will compete at the Olympics this year for the third time. File Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

PH weightlifters Diaz, Colonia are clanging and banging in Rio

Jul 30, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Weightlifters Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz were left satisfied with their training session on Friday with their Olympic targets in sight

Know the basics of Olympic Weightlifting

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:50 AM

There is a sport that tests the limits of human strength at the world’s most prestigious sporting event: Olympic weightlifting

IWF bans Russian weightlifters from Rio Olympics

Jul 30, 2016 - 10:57 AM

A new blow hits Russia s Olympic bid as 117 out of 387 Russian athletes have now been barred from the Rio Games

NO GO. World champion Artem Okulov is one of 8 Russian weightlifters who won't be allowed to compete at Rio. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

How athletes fasting for Ramadan are training for the Olympics

Jun 22, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Indonesia s weightlifting team – which consists of 5 men and 2 women – are now carrying the country s hopes for success on their broad shoulders as they head into Rio

TRAINING. In this picture taken on June 16, 2016 Indonesia weightlifting athlete Deni conducts a daily exercise in Jakarta, during a holy month of Ramadan. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Lifter Colonia gains IWF nod, joins Diaz to Rio Olympics

Jun 21, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Nestor Colonia will be competing in the men s 56 kilogram category

RIO OLYMPICS-BOUND. Weightlifter Nestor Colonia will be competing for the Philippines at the Rio Olympics. He is seen here reacting after completing a lift during the 2015 Weightlifting World Championships in November 2015. LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Why lifting weights is more important for your health than you think

May 12, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Lifting weights is important for both men and women and for all age groups

LIFTING WEIGHTS. Weightlifting has significant health benefits. Photo from Wikimedia

Hidilyn Diaz: An Olympic medal hopeful

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is hoping her third trip to the Olympics will be the charm as she gears up for Rio 2016

ONE MORE TRY. Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines, seen here competing in the women's 53kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships last November, will compete at the Olympics this year for the third time. File Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Latihan angkat beban untuk turunkan berat badan (dan manfaat lainnya)

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Lari di treadmill untuk turunkan berat badan? Bosan Kamu juga bisa turunkan kadar lemak dengan weightlifting

Penulis mencontohkan gerakan squat yang benar. Screenshot dari YouTube/Brodibalo

Filipina Hidilyn Diaz wins 3 bronzes at World Weightlifting Championship

Nov 23, 2015 - 5:46 PM

The Zamboanga native and two time Olympian became the first Filipina to medal at the World Weightlifting Championship

HEAVY LIFTING. Xiaoting of China (L), Shu-Ching Hsu of Chinese Taipei (C) and Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines (R) pose on the podium after the best total scores in the women's 53kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships at the George R. Brown Convention Center on November 22, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Weightlifter Diaz urged to improve performance before Asian Games

May 29, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Philippine Weightlifting Association president Roger Dullano says that former two time Olympian Hidilyn Diaz is lucky to be included on Asian Games roster after poor performances

WEIGHTY ISSUE. Hidilyn Diaz, seen her competing at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, has been struggling to find her form. Photo from EPA

Team Philippines: Diaz blames dizziness for loss

Aug 02, 2012 - 3:10 PM

Pinoy weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz explained she lost her focus after the first attempt which made her feel dizzy and prevented her from clearing her clean and jerk

Olympics Day 3: Image of the day

Jul 31, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Philippine s Hidilyn Diaz fails an attempt in the weightlifting women s 58kg group B event at The Excel Centre in London

NO LIFT. Philippine's Hidilyn Diaz fails an attempt in the weightlifting women's 58kg group B event at The Excel Centre in London on July 30, 2012, during the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP.

North Korean Kim snatches world record weightlifting gold

Jul 31, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Kim Un Guk s win is the second gold medal for North Korea in the London 2012 games

Filipino weightlifter unexpectedly eliminated, Pinoys tweet support

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:23 PM

Filipno weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz failed to clear the clean and jerk in the women s 58kg weightlifting event in the London Olympics eliminating her from competition

Games hit by first doping case

Jul 29, 2012 - 11:23 AM

Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance in London