14-year-old weightlifter Jeaneth Hipolito bags bronze in world youth tourney

Beatrice Go
14-year-old weightlifter Jeaneth Hipolito bags bronze in world youth tourney

BRIGHT FUTURE. Jeaneth Hipolito's podium finish is set to boost the Philippine youth weightlifting team's morale.

Philippine Weightlifting

Jeaneth Hipolito brings home a medal for the Philippines right on the opening day of the 2021 IWF Youth World Championships

Jeaneth Hipolito kicked off the Philippine’s campaign in the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in winning fashion as she secured a bronze on Tuesday, October 5, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Hipolito lifted a final attempt of 52kg in the snatch that awarded her a bronze in the women’s 40kg event.

However, her clean and jerk of 62kg for a total of 114kg was only good enough for fifth place overall in the tournament.

Turkey’s Ezgi Kilic ruled the event with three gold medals as she topped the snatch event with a lift of 55kg, the clean and jerk with 70kg, for total lift of 125 kg.

Colombia’s Lawren Sofia Estrada Velez took home the silver with a lift of 118kg, while Mexico’s Darly Marely Canto Colli settled for the bronze at 118kg as she failed to lift her final attempt in the clean and jerk.

Other Filipino weightlifters in the tournament are Adrian Cristobal and Albert Ian Delos Santos in the men’s 61kg B, Rosejean Ramos in the women’s 45kg A, Christian Rodriguez, who will compete in the men’s 67kg B, and Lovely Inan, who will see action in the women’s 49kg A.

Cristobal, Delos Santos, and Ramos will see action on Day 2 of tournament on Wednesday, October 6. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.