SEA Games 2023: Vanessa Sarno shows might in retaining weightlifting title

Vanessa Sarno SEA Games 2023

Southeast Asian Video games – Weightlifting – Olympic Taekwondo Corridor, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Could 15, 2023 Philippines’ Vanessa Palomar Sarno reacts through the girls’s – 71kg REUTERS/Cindy Liu

PHNOM PEHN—No one got here near knocking off Vanessa Sarno from her perch.

The previous Asian champion eliminated the thrill and drama within the weightlifting competitors on Monday, hardly breaking a sweat in retaining her girls’s 71kg crown on the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games.

Sarno, final yr’s champion in Hanoi, Vietnam, erased her personal commonplace of 104kg within the Video games with a 105 effort within the snatch.

The 19-year-old from Tagbilaran, Bohol in a while tried as soon as within the clear and jerk, hoisting 120kg that finally clinched her the title.

She totalled 225, a far cry from silver medalist Thipwara Chontavin of Thailand (208) and third-placer Restu Anggi of Indonesia (206).

“I didn’t attempt to break my document within the clear and jerk due to my left knee. It received strained after the Asian championships,” mentioned Sarno, who introduced residence three silvers from the Asian Weightlifting Championships not too long ago in Jinju, Korea.

Sarno’s victory is the second for the Philippine weightlifting staff after Elreen Ando dominated the ladies’s 59kg on Sunday.


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