Na­tional Weightlift­ing Open at SM Sea­side

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - /COR­RE­SPON­DENT HEN­DRIX GIL BERDIN LATO

THE NA­TIONAL Weightlift­ing Open or­ga­nized by the Sama­hang Weightlift­ing ng Pilip­inas (SWP) will be held in Cebu on De­cem­ber 9 to 14 at the SM Sea­side Cebu City Wing Atrium.

Some of the Philip­pine Na­tional Weightlifters will be grac­ing the event to­gether with Nestor Colo­nia and Olympic sil­ver medal­ist and Asian Games gold medal­ist Hidi­lyn Diaz.

“This event will serve as try­out for the forth­com­ing South­east Aa­ian Games 2019, World Cham­pi­onships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” said SWP pres­i­dent Mon­ico O. Puentevella in a press meet­ing yes­ter­day at the SM Sea­side City Cebu.

The open­ing cer­e­mony will be at­tended by the Philip­pine Sports Com­mis­sion (PSC) Chair­man William Ramirez and PSC Com­mis­sioner Ra­mon Fer­nan­dez.

The com­pe­ti­tion, also known as the Na­tional 6 in 1, will be com­posed of six cat­e­gories namely: youth, ju­nior, se­nior, sec­ondary, ter­tiary and mas­ters.

Weightlifters, cham­pi­ons and coaches will also do ex­hi­bi­tion games to pro­mote the sporta­so­ne­ofthemedal-haul­ing sport in the Philip­pines.

Ac­cord­ing to Na­tional Team Coach and com­pe­ti­tion or­ga­nizer Leonard Llena, 180 ath­letes have al­ready en­listed to par­tic­i­pate in the event.

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