Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picks up Asian Para Games bronze
MANILA, Philippines – Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta added another bronze to the Philippines' medal haul in the 2018 Asian Para Games powerlfiting competition on Thursday, October 11, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Filipina Paralympian lifted a total of 107kg in the women's over 86kg event to bag the country's seventh bronze medal in the continental games.
The 44-year-old settled for the last spot on the podium behind Indonesia's Sriyanti and South Korea's Lee Hyunjung, who set the game record in the event.
Both Sriyanti and Lee lifted 118kg but the South Korean won after attempting 124kg compared to the Indonesian's 123kg in the third attempt.
Dumapong-Ancheta – who was diagnosed with polio when she was 3 years old – nabbed a bronze in the 2000 Summer Paralympics to become the first Filipina to win a Paralympic medal.
Team Philippines now has 6 golds, 6 silver and 7 bronzes for a 19-medal haul. – Rappler.com